Reuters Legal: 8th Circuit Upholds Order Blocking Arkansas Abortion Restrictions

January 05, 2021

O’Melveny represented pro bono client Little Rock Family Planning before a federal appeals court, which ruled to uphold an order blocking Arkansas state restrictions on abortions after 18 weeks and abortions performed because of a fetal test indicating Down syndrome.

“The unanimous panel of the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that both restrictions, which had been challenged by the Little Rock Family Planning Services, a clinic that performs abortions, ran afoul of clear Supreme Court precedent holding that abortion cannot be restricted before a fetus is viable,” Reuters Legal reported.

“As a result of this decision, people in Arkansas will continue to be able to exercise their constitutionally protected right to access abortion care,” said O’Melveny counsel Kendall Turner.

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