Judge dismisses challenge to abortion accommodation rule

by ian

Pro-lifers saw a setback on Friday.

A federal judge out of Arkansas dismissed a lawsuit filed by 17 Republican states challenging a new Biden rule saying workers are entitled to time off and other accommodations for abortions. The states, led by Arkansas and Tennessee, were asking for a nationwide preliminary injunction before the new rules take effect tomorrow.

Judge D.P. Marshall, Jr., rejected the request saying the states lacked standing and failed to make a “compelling case” for a national injunction.

“The States’ fear of overreach by one branch of the federal government cannot be cured with overreach by another,” Marshall wrote.

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin said he’s “disappointed in the court’s ruling,” but is ” confident we will ultimately be successful.”