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Arkansas Abortion Bill

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 Votes To Axe Funding For Planned Parenthood, Sex Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that defunds Planned Parenthood and effectively kills a comprehensive sex education program in the state'...

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.

Nation's Strictest Abortion Law Likely To Face Challenges

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark, March 7 (Reuters) - Abortion rights groups say they plan to challenge a new Arkansas law adopted on ...

GOP Lawmakers Look To Deal Blow To Planned Parenthood

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative ad...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

State Lawmakers Move To Force Through Controversial Abortion Bill

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas House voted 53-28 Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would outlaw most abortions start...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Lawmaker Proposes Change To Controversial Abortion Measure

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas lawmaker said Tuesday that he would ease his proposed ban on most abortions in the state so the procedure could ...

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 ...

Abortion Ban Supporter's Anti-Obama Comments

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

New video has surfaced of the Arkansas Republican state senator who sponsored the state's new abortion-ban bill making racially charged remarks about ...

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...