Planned Parenthood drops challenge of Arkansas abortion law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Planned Parenthood has dropped its challenge of an Arkansas law requiring doctors who oversee medication-induced abortions to contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital and agrees to handle any complications.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that attorneys for Planned Parenthood Great Plains asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss the case, at least for now, because it found a doctor willing to serve in that role.
Planned Parenthood said in November that it was complying with the law and asked a federal appeals court to lift a judge’s ruling that had prevented the state from enforcing the abortion pill restriction.
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the law last summer but ordered Planned Parenthood to continue trying to find a contracting physician.