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Arkansas General Assembly
Latest Arkansas General Assembly Items
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.