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Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

(Source: Planned Parenthood) (Source: Planned Parenthood)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban that form of abortion.
    
Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the state appeared before U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Friday, a little more than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the state to enforce the restriction.
    
The law says doctors who provide abortion pills must hold a contract with a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital who agrees to treat any complications.
    
Justices last week rejected a Planned Parenthood appeal to reinstate Baker's earlier order blocking the law. Baker did not say when she would rule on Planned Parenthood's request.

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