BEIJING, July 25 (CNN) -- A federal judge in Arkansas has blocked abortion restrictions that were supposed to come into force on the 24th, a victory for opponents of the law who believe they violate the precedent of the Supreme Court, are unnecessary in medicine and are conduits for womens abortions, CNN reported. Tao creates a huge burden.
Recently, conservative states in the United States are trying to limit the way women abort, and the Supreme Court is currently considering whether to accept similar cases in Louisiana.
Arkansas Eastern District Court Judge Baker issued a temporary injunction on 23, ruling that these laws cause sustained and imminent harm to patients. Baker said the state was not interested in enforcing unconstitutional laws and said she would prevent the state from enforcing them when legal challenges arose.
Three different provisions of these laws are controversial. One is to ban abortion from the 18th week of pregnancy. According to Baker, since the provision prohibits almost all abortions before they are feasible, it is unconstitutional according to court jurisprudence.
Another provision prohibits doctors from performing abortions if the decision to abort a woman is based on the diagnosis of Down syndrome in the fetus. Baker said it also bars almost all Down syndrome abortions before they are feasible.
The third law requires doctors to be certified as obstetricians and gynecologists, and Baker said that given the reality of abortion care, training and practice in Arkansas, this will not provide obvious medical benefits. She pointed out that if this rule was implemented, there would be no abortion providers in the state.
In recent years, Arkansas has launched a targeted campaign against abortion care and women in need of abortion. More than 25 laws have been enacted to prevent and interfere with womens access to abortion care in the state. Twelve laws have been implemented in 2019 alone, said ACLU and the American Family Planning Federation. The teachers wrote in court papers.
Holly Dixon, legal director and interim executive director of ACLU, Arkansas, said her team was breathing a sigh of relief. Personal medical decision-making is personal, and politicians should not be involved in stifling private business decisions, closing clinics and preventing people from receiving the care they need, she said.
Arkansas defends these laws, calling them common sense regulations. In court documents, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said: Every regulation benefits society, mothers and the medical profession in various ways, and there is no real (or legally recognizable) burden on abortion channels.
Source: Responsible Editor of CNN: Zhou Xinyi_NB12002