There's been a lot of discussion lately on this new abortion law: http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/2/3/14497638/arkansas-abortion-dilation-evacuation-ban-second-trimester
My understanding (as a layman) is as follows:
The law allows a husband to sue and/or block his wife from getting a (D&E) abortion
Doctors who perform D&E abortions will be committing felonies in the state
I have 2 main questions on this law:
What would happen if a woman got a D&E abortion outside of the state? Could she still possibly be sued? Does she have to be a resident of Arkansas to be sued?
According to the article, this law will probably be challenged in court. Is it in effect yet? If the law is struck down, how would that affect lawsuits on the basis of the law?