New Arkansas abortion laws blocked by federal judge

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judge kristine baker The judge who blocked the laws: Kristine Baker

From Fox News:  A federal judge has blocked the state of Arkansas from enforcing four new abortion restrictions. U.S. District Court Judge Kristine Baker(appointed by Obama) issued a preliminary injunction late Friday against the new abortion restrictions, three of which were set to take effect Tuesday.

The laws include a ban on a common procedure known as dilation and evacuation. Abortion-rights supporters contend it’s the safest and most common procedure used in second-trimester abortions. Abortion activists also argued that doing away with the procedure would make it impossible for women to get an abortion in their second trimester.

Pro-life groups criticized the procedure, which is surgical, as “barbaric.”

The American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Reproductive Rights sued Arkansas over the restrictions, which lawmakers approved earlier this year. The two groups sued on behalf of Dr. Frederick…

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