Today, the Arkansas Senate voted to pass SB 289, a medical refusal bill that would have negative consequences for patients, including LGBTQ people. The bill, having passed the House, will now be sent to Governor Asa Hutchinson's desk for signature or veto.
SB 289 would allow health care institutions and providers to refuse care, even when medically necessary, except for emergency situations. If the bill became law:
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