(New York Times) A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked enforcement of one of the country’s most stringent abortion laws, an Arkansas ban on the procedure at the 12th week of pregnancy, saying the law was likely to be declared unconstitutional.

Adopted in March, the law was the sharpest challenge yet to the standard set by the Supreme Court. Roe v. Wade in 1973 and later decisions determined that a woman has a right to an abortion up to the point that a fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks.

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