Thursday, February 28, 2013
Arkansas 20-Week Abortion Ban Becomes Law Following Legislature's Veto Override
The Washington Post - Post Politics blog: Arkansas legislature overturns veto of late-term abortion ban, by Aaron Blake:
The Republican-controlled Arkansas state legislature has overturned Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a bill that would prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, according to AP.
The chamber also passed a more restrictive abortion bill that would ban most abortions after the 12th week, which Beebe will have to decide whether to veto.
Beebe vetoed the 20-week bill on Tuesday, saying that he thought it violated the law under Roe v. Wade. The landmark Supreme Court case set the cutoff at 24 weeks, while Casey v. Planned Parenthood in 1992 changed it to 22 weeks. . . .