Arkansas abortion facilities threatened with suspension

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Posted: Dec 13, 2017 6:52 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas abortion facilities have been threatened with suspension after inspectors cited one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table. The threat came under a new law the abortion providers are challenging in state court.

Documents released Wednesday by attorneys for the abortion providers in a court filing show the state Department of Health issued suspension notices to Planned Parenthood's Fayetteville facility and to Little Rock Family Planning Services last week following annual inspections. The providers are challenging a law that requires the state to suspend or revoke licenses for any rule or law violation.

The facilities have 30 days to confirm they've corrected problems or request a hearing. Both providers say they've addressed the issues.