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Two people walk past exercise equipment that has been taped off to keep people from using it as part of the newest measure by Mayor Harold Perrin in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro, Ark. (Quentin Winstine/The Jonesboro Sun via AP)

Arkansas advises abortion clinic to halt out-of-state visits

Apr. 9, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' top health official on Thursday encouraged a Little Rock abortion clinic to stop seeing out-of-state patients during the coronavirus outbreak but stopped short of ordering the facility to halt abortions. Health Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith said officials investigated the...