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Ark. Senate Overrides Veto Of Bill That Would Ban Abortion After 12 Weeks; House Could Follow Wednesday

Lawmakers in the state House could as early as Wednesday follow the example of their Senate counterparts to override Ark. Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would ban most abortions in that state after 12 weeks of pregnancy. If it becomes law, it will become one of the most restrictive laws on abortion in the nation.

The Associated Press/Wall Street Journal: Arkansas Senate Overrides Abortion-Ban Veto
The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward and would give the state the most restrictive abortion laws in the country (3/5).

Politico: Arkansas Backs 12-Week Abortion Ban – Earliest In Nation
The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that could become the earliest abortion ban in the nation. The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled House, which could vote as early as Wednesday. If a majority votes to override the veto -- as advocates on both sides expect -- the bill will become law (Smith, 3/5).

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