FIGHTING: Supporters of Planned Parenthood in Little Rock. Brian Chilson
Brian Chilson
FIGHTING: Supporters of Planned Parenthood in Little Rock.

Planned Parenthood has stopped providing medical abortions at its Fayetteville clinic while it looks for a new location, the Associated Press reports. The organization isn’t renewing its lease, which expires at the end of the month, due to “increasing problems with our landlord,” including managing protestors who congregate near the clinic, Planned Parenthood Great Plains Chief Executive Officer Brandon Hill told the AP.

Hill said Planned Parenthood is considering several options to rent or buy space for a new facility.


The temporary closure leaves Arkansas with only two abortion providers, both in Little Rock: A Little Rock office of Planned Parenthood, which only offers medical abortions, and Little Rock Family Planning Services, which provides surgical abortions.

Arkansas abortion providers are fighting new restrictions scheduled to go into effect July 24; a hearing on a request to block the new laws has been scheduled for July 22 in federal court in Little Rock.