By John Solomon
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The Arkansas General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The legislature is a bicameral body composed of the upper house Arkansas Senate with 35 members, and the lower Arkansas House of Representatives with 100 members. All 135 representatives and state senators represent an equal amount of constituent districts. The General Assembly convenes on the second Monday of every other year. A session lasts for 60 days unless the legislature votes to extend it. The Governor of Arkansas can issue a "call" for a special session during the interims between regular sessions. The General Assembly meets at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock. - Source: Wikipedia
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Tuesday that that would make North Dakota the nation's most restrictive state on abortion rights, banning the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected — something that can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
The Arkansas General Assembly on Wednesday enacted a first-in-the-nation law that would ban most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Arkansas lawmakers overrode a veto Wednesday and gave the state the most restrictive abortion law in the country _ a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward that is certain to end up in court.
Overriding a veto by Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas lawmakers Thursday enacted a new law outlawing abortions for "pain-capable" fetuses older than 20 weeks — and sent a second, even more restrictive abortion bill to the Democratic governor.