A federal judge temporarily blocked a new Arkansas law on Tuesday that restricted almost all abortions.
U.S. District Court Judge Kristine G. Baker’s block will place a hold on the law from going into effect temporarily until a lawsuit against the law proceeds, according to CNN.
Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the legislation, titled the Unborn Child Protection Act, into law in March.
This pro-life law restricted providers from performing any and all abortions except for the case of medical emergency to save the life of the mother.
It also provides that violators could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison or up to $100,000 in fines.
Pro-choice advocates including Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Arkansas American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the law, as it faces off directly with the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade.