March 4, 2013
Arkansas Governor Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban
The Huffington Post: Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban, by Laura Bassett:
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 would be the most extreme abortion restriction in the country.
Arkansas' newly GOP-led Senate gave final approval to the 12-week ban last week by a vote of 26-8. The bill includes exceptions for rape, incest, life of the mother and highly lethal fetal disorders. . . .
The Governor's veto of a 20-week abortion ban was overridden by the Arkansas legislature.
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