Planned Parenthood of Arkansas & Eastern Oklahoma v. Jegley, No. 16-2234 (8th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The State appealed the district court's grant of a preliminary injunction preventing the enforcement of an Arkansas statute requiring medication-abortion providers to contract with a physician who has hospital admitting privileges. The Eighth Circuit vacated the preliminary injunction, holding that the district court failed to make factual findings estimating the number of women burdened by the statute. On remand, the district court should conduct fact finding concerning the number of women unduly burdened by the contract-physician requirement and determine whether that number constitutes a "large fraction."