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Arkansas Adopts 12-Week Abortion Ban

Arkansas now officially has the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, placing a ban on almost all abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy. The Arkansas Legislature voted to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of the law, which takes effect later this summer. The 12th week of pregnancy is typically when a fetal heartbeat can be detected by ultrasound. The law makes exceptions in cases of rape, incest or severe medical problems …

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