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Arkansas Appeals Ruling on Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds

The state of Arkansas has formally appealed a federal judge's order preventing the state from blocking Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling’s Impact on Arkansas

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered. read more >
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State Asks Judge Not To Expand Planned Parenthood Ruling

The state is asking a federal judge to not expand her order blocking Arkansas' attempt to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood. read more >
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Hearing Set on Effort to Expand Planned Parenthood Case

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Planned Parenthood's effort to expand a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' decision to block Medicaid funds to the organization over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group read more >
Kristine G. Baker
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Federal Judge Holds Hearing on Arkansas Abortion Pill Limits

Planned Parenthood told a federal judge Wednesday Arkansas' new limits on the abortion pill will unconstitutionally restrict access to the procedure, while the state said the group waited until the 11th hour by challenging the restrictions days before they take effect. read more >
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Lawsuit Filed to Block New Abortion Pill Limits in Arkansas

Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Monday to block Arkansas from enforcing a law taking effect this week that will impose new limits on the way the abortion pill is administered. read more >
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Arkansas Asks Judge to Not Expand Planned Parenthood Case

Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to expand the lawsuit over the state terminating its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood. read more >
Kristine G. Baker
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Judge Gives Arkansas 2 Weeks to Respond in Medicaid Lawsuit

A federal judge is giving Arkansas two weeks to respond to an effort to expand the lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. read more >
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Planned Parenthood Asks Judge to Expand Arkansas Case

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal judge to expand a ruling that temporarily blocked Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments for three patients. read more >
Lee Rudofsky
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Arkansas to Appeal Judge’s Planned Parenthood Ruling

Arkansas has filed its notice to appeal a decision from a federal judge that blocked the state from suspending Medicaid funding for three women who sued over the state's cancellation of its contract with Planned Parenthood. read more >
Health Care / Legal

Judge: Arkansas Must Fund Some Planned Parenthood Benefits

A federal judge says Arkansas must continue its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood while she weighs a lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off funding over secretly recorded videos by an anti-abortion group. read more >
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Arkansas Asks Judge to OK Planned Parenthood Defunding

Arkansas is asking a judge to deny a bid to continue blocking the state's efforts to terminate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker
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Planned Parenthood’s Legal Victories

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Judge Reinstates Arkansas’ Planned Parenthood Contract

A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Kristine G. Baker
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Judge Hears Case Over Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Thursday to reinstate its Medicaid contract with Arkansas, arguing the state relied on "political disfavor" and not the law when it blocked funding over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Kristine G. Baker
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Judge Sets Hearing on Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has set a Thursday hearing over Arkansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Planned Parenthood Sues Arkansas Over Loss of Medicaid Money

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging Arkansas' cancellation of its Medicaid provider contract, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson terminated amid concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says Arkansas Will Cancel Medicaid Contract with Planned Parenthood

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's ending Arkansas' Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, despite federal health officials warning other states that such a move could violate the law. read more >
Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Health Care

Hutchinson Looking at Planned Parenthood Defunding

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is looking into whether Arkansas can end its Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, a move that federal health officials have told other states could violate the law. read more >
Jim Hendren
Government & Politics / Health Care

Law Would Give Arkansas One of Country’s Longest Abortion Wait Times

Arkansas would have one of the longest waiting periods in the nation before a woman could have an abortion under legislation given final approval Monday, which also changes the information a woman must be given before undergoing the procedure. read more >