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What to know about the SCOTUS order keeping Arkansas abortion restrictions in place

Marcia Coyle writes, The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped—at least for now—a challenge to Arkansas restrictions on medication abortions that an appellate court, led by potential Trump U.S. Supreme Court nominee Raymond Gruender, refused to block.

The justices, without comment, denied review in Planned Parenthood v. Jegley. The reproductive health care organization challenged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decision that reversed a district court preliminary injunction against the state law.

The state law requires doctors who provide medication abortions to contract with a second doctor who holds hospital admitting privileges and agrees to handle any complications associated with use of the medication.”

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