Arkansas moves to ban abortion at 18 weeks
Little Rock, Ark., Mar 13, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The Arkansas Senate approved a bill Monday that would ban most abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy. Three Democrats joined 25 Republicans to pass the bill 28-6.
The original text of the bill only allowed exceptions for medical emergencies but State Sen. Jason Rapert, a co-sponsor of the bill, offered an amendment to include exceptions for rape and incest.
House Bill 1439 faces one last vote in the House, which must approve the Senate’s amendments, before being presented for executive signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. According to the Associated Press, the governor