On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down a pro-life Arkansas law banning almost all abortions in the state.
Life News reports:
The Independent reports federal Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the state from enforcing the law, which is scheduled to go into effect July 28.
Baker described the law as “categorically unconstitutional” because it prohibits abortions before the unborn baby is viable.
The Arkansas Unborn Child Protection Act (Senate Bill 6), which passed the state legislature by a strong majority in March, bans all abortions in the state. It allows exceptions if the mother’s life or health are at risk. Abortionists who violate the ban would face up to 10 years in prison, but women would not be punished for violating the law.
The law could protect nearly 3,000 unborn babies from abortions in Arkansas every year.
The judge cited Roe v. Wade, claiming the law violated “personal liberty.”