Supreme Court allows controversial Arkansas abortion law to stand
Supporters of legal access to abortion, as well as anti-abortion activists, rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday opened the door for an Arkansas law, which would cause the state to close two of its three abortion clinics, to go into effect..
The details: This is a major setback for abortion rights advocates, such as Planned Parenthood, that filed the appeal seeking to overturn the original ruling. Per Reuters, Planned Parenthood would have to obtain a new injunction from a federal judge to block the law from going into effect. The organization reportedly plans to seek an immediate order to roll back one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the country.