A federal appeals court has denied the Arkansas attorney general's request for a rehearing after the state's 12-week abortion ban was found unconstitutional.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request on Thursday. The state last month asked for a rehearing before the full appeals court after a three-judge panel in May sided with doctors, striking down the ban.
The GOP-led Legislature enacted the ban in 2013, which would have been one of the strictest in the nation.