Arkansas Legislature Passes Nation’s Strictest Abortion Law

Arkansas Legislature Passes Nation’s Strictest Abortion Law

The Arkansas legislature has overridden Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation banning many abortions following the 12th week of maternity, offering their state probably the most abortion that is restrictive into the country. The March 6 override comes simply times following the Republican-controlled legislature overrode Beebe’s veto of its Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which forbids many abortions after the twentieth week of maternity.

Beebe had justified their vetoes of both measures on constitutional grounds, stating that they conflicted because of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that efficiently legalized abortion until a baby that is pre-born viably survive outside of the mother’s womb, which many specialists spot at between 22 to 24 days. (more…)

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