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Arkansas Abortion

Appeals Court Strikes Down Arkansas Law Banning Abortion At 12 Weeks

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

(Adds details from decision, background) May 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down an Arkansas law that banned ...

Laura Bassett

The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013 | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

While 2011 went down in history as the worst year for women's reproductive rights, 2013 has officially become the second worst, as Republican state la...

Judge Deals Blow To Harsh Abortion Law

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy won't take effect while a legal challenge is pending, a ...

Laura Bassett

Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban Challenged In Court | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint in an Arkansas district court on Tuesday challenging the s...

New Arkansas Law Highlights Futility of Anti-Abortion Movement

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Last week, the newly controlled Republican legislature in Arkansas overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, to ban abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Republican Offers Defense Of Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

One Arkansas Republican is seeking to draw a distinction between "eliminating" a woman's abortion rights and severely restricting them. State Rep. ...

Laura Bassett

State's 12-Week Abortion Ban Becomes Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 56-33 on Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's (D) veto of a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnanc...

GOP Lawmakers Override Governor's Smackdown Of Abortion Bill

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would ban most abortions from the 1...

Laura Bassett

Dem. Governor Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (D) vetoed a controversial bill on Monday that would ban abortions after just 12 weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the bill...

Arkansas Abortion Law Takes Effect

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas became the eighth state Thursday to enact a near-ban on abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy, and by ne...

Dem Gov Smacks Down Anti-Abortion Bill

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday vetoed a ban on most abortions in Arkansas at 20 weeks into a pregnancy, setting up an...

Laura Bassett

Arkansas Advances Most Extreme Abortion Ban In Country | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that bans abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy...

GOP-Controlled Legislature Passes Strict Abortion Measure

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Monday to ban abortions after 20 weeks o...

State Legislature Passes Harsh New Abortion Law With No Rape Or Incest Exceptions

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas House voted Monday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest, sending ...

State Senate Advances Stringent Anti-Abortion Measure

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO and MICHAEL STRATFORD | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to prohibit most abortions if a heartbeat is detected, ignoring warnings from opponents that b...