Attorney General James Leads Coalition Fighting Arkansas' Unconstitutional Abortion Ban During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 04/20/2020 - 11:23

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James has led a multistate coalition of 19 attorneys general in seeking to stop the State of Arkansas from banning almost all procedural abortions in the state, as the state uses the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019) public health crisis as an excuse. Continuing her leadership of the nation’s fight to protect women’s reproductive health, Attorney General James led the coalition in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, supporting the plaintiffs in Little Rock Family Planning Services v. In re Leslie Rutledge, as they fight to preserve access to reproductive health care for the women across Arkansas.

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