The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today in a Missouri case refused to lift a lower court injunction against a Missouri law that banned abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy and also bans abortions following diagnosis of Down syndrome in a fetus.

The decision affects Arkansas because it is in the 8th Circuit. The legislature recently passed a total ban on abortions in Arkansas, from conception. Arkansas also has a law preventing abortion on account of a Down syndrome finding. That law has already been enjoined, a decision upheld by the 8th Circuit and on appeal by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The 8th Circuit cited its earlier rulings in an Arkansas case on a 12-week ban. In all these instances, the states have banned abortion choice before viability of a fetus, not currently allowed under Supreme Court precedent of almost a half-century.

Judge David Stras dissented on a portion of the ruling. He would have overturned the injunction against enforcement of the Down Syndrom-related ban, saying sufficient evidence hadn’t been presented that women had been harmed by a requirement that abortion was banned if it was sought solely on account of a diagnosis of the syndrome.

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