Abortions halted at Arkansas clinic while new site sought

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it’s stopped providing medication-induced abortions at its facility in northwest Arkansas while it seeks a new location, leaving the state with two abortion providers.

The chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Great Plains said in a court filing over the weekend that the organization stopped providing abortions at its health center in Fayetteville, located 140 miles (226 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, while it looks for a new site. Planned Parenthood says it’s not renewing its lease in Fayetteville, which expires at the end of the month.

Planned Parenthood doesn’t offer surgical abortions at the Fayetteville clinic or its Little Rock facility but an unaffiliated clinic, Little Rock Family Planning Services, does.

The providers are challenging three new abortion restrictions set to take effect July 24.

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