The bill bans abortion at a very early stage where many would not even realize that they are pregnant.
A lower court’s ruling in 2019 found that Mississippi’s abortion restrictions were incongruent with federal precedent.
“We will continue to advocate for our patients, no matter what,” a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood said.
Health experts are calling for regulators to protect women from harmful methods supported by Christian right activists.
Republican lawmakers in 14 states across the U.S. have recently proposed legislation that would ban abortion outright.
The legislation in Arkansas is part of a broader trend of increasingly extreme bills restricting abortion access.
Many of the tactics used to undermine voting rights are also being leveraged against reproductive justice.
States have tried to use COVID to ban abortion as a nonessential service.
The ultra-conservative networks that supported Trump are playing long games with global ambitions.
The escalation from rhetoric to violence was all too familiar for reproductive justice advocates.