LITTLE ROCK, AR —Planned Parenthood of the Heartland applauds the challenge filed in Federal District Court today, against the state’s unconstitutional abortion ban. The 12-week abortion ban is one of the most extreme anti-woman’s health bills in the country.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights are challenging the law on behalf of two doctors who perform abortion at a health center in Little Rock.
Statement from Jill June, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
“This restrictive ban on safe and legal abortion puts the health and safety of Arkansas women and their families at risk. A woman may need an abortion for many different reasons, and she should be trusted to make her own personal private medical decisions.
“We applaud the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights for standing up for the health and rights of all Arkansas women by challenging this unconstitutional ban. We are proud to stand with them in support.
“Politics should never be inserted into a woman’s personal medical decisions. This law goes too far, and could have devastating consequences on Arkansas women. "
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has served women and men of all ages since the 1930s. Today the agency offers a full range of quality reproductive health care services to residents in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma through 27 health centers.