Edwards et al v. Beck et al
JUDGMENT pursuant to 57 Opinion and Order that was entered on this day, it is Considered, Ordered and Adjudged that this case is dismissed and the relief sought is granted in part and denied in part. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 3/14/2014. (mmd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LOUIS JERRY EDWARDS, M.D., on
behalf of himself and his patients, ET AL.
JOSEPH M. BECK, M.D., President of the
Arkansas State Medical Board, and his
successors in office, in their official
capacities, ET AL.
NO: 4:13CV00224 SWW
Consistent with the Memorandum Opinion and Order that was entered on this day, it is
CONSIDERED, ORDERED, and ADJUDGED that this case is DISMISSED, and the relief sought is
GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. Defendants are enjoined from enforcing the following
provisions of Arkansas Act 301 of the 2013 Regular Session of the 89th General Assembly of Arkansas, titled
the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act:
(1) Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1304(a), which prohibits
abortions where a fetal heartbeat is detected and the fetus has attained twelve weeks’ gestation; (2) Ark.
Code Ann. § 20-16-1304(b), which requires revocation of the medical license of a physician who performs
an abortion in violation of Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1304(a); and (3) Ark. Code Ann. § 20-16-1303(d)(3),
which requires that a physician inform the mother that an abortion is prohibited under Ark. Code Ann.
§ 20-16-1304(a). All other portions of the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act remain in effect.
IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 14TH DAY OF MARCH, 2014.
/s/Susan Webber Wright
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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