Attorney General

Arkansas group files third draft of proposed abortion amendment

"Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin will review a third draft of a proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee a limited right to abortion. Arkansans for Limited Government, a ballot question committee supporting the amendment, submitted the draft Monday after Griffin rejected the second draft last week. Griffin wrote in Thursday’s opinion that the drafters had addressed most of the issues he had with the first iteration of the amendment, which was proposed and rejected in November...."
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Arkansas AG rejects second proposed amendment to make abortion a constitutional right

"A proposed constitutional amendment proposing a limited right to abortion in Arkansas needs further revisions before it can appear on the 2024 statewide ballot, Attorney General Tim Griffin wrote in a Thursday opinion. Griffin rejected a previous version of the proposed amendment in November. The initial proposal said state government entities would not be allowed to “prohibit, penalize, delay or restrict” Arkansans’ access to abortion “within 18 weeks of conception.” Both rejected proposals would have permitted abortion services in cases of rape, incest, a “fatal fetal anomaly” or to protect a pregnant person’s life or health...."
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Lawsuit seeks to prevent prosecutions for helping arrange abortions outside Alabama

"Two clinic owners in Alabama and the ACLU filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to prevent prosecutions of people who provide information or assistance to women who want to travel out of state to get abortions. Alabama law prohibits doctors and others from performing abortions. The two plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Dr. Yashica Robinson and Robin Marty, used to run abortion clinics but now provide other health services to women, including prenatal and sexual health care. Both women  said they were afraid to provide information about abortion clinics located in states where the procedure is legal because of statements made by Alabama Attorney…
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Tennessee AG asserts right to out-of-state abortion, transgender care medical records

"Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti has joined Republican counterparts in 18 states in an effort to prevent the federal government from shielding the medical records of those who cross state lines to obtain legal abortion or gender-affirming care from investigations in their home state. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed a new privacy rule for certain medical records in response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of abortion rights last year...."
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Attorney general seeks stay on lawsuit challenging abortion access

"Attorney General Raúl Torrez has asked the state supreme court to stay a lawsuit filed by the city of Eunice, which challenges the recently-passed House Bill 7 prohibiting local municipalities from restricting an individual's access to reproductive healthcare. Eunice, a small city in the east of the state, is suing to overturn the new law, in the latest in an escalating battle over local ordinances restricting access to abortion, which remains legal in New Mexico. Eunice is one of six local authorities in the state to pass an ordinance restricting access to abortion. Mayor Billy Hobbs told KUNM the ordinance cites a 19th…
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