Arkansas legislators have overridden a veto by the governor in order to prohibit most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, the earliest ban of any state in the country.
“I feel grateful that people recognize that the abortion policy of this nation has not made abortions rare,” said the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Jason Rapert, in a statement. “In Arkansas, we have now recognized the need for a more balanced policy, and Roe v. Wade has allowed us this option.”
“I am so proud of my fellow legislators for standing up and protecting the lives of unborn children,” he continued. “When there is a heartbeat, there is life.”
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Many have worked and prayed that this would become law in Arkansas. May God bless all of those who have made this possible.
what wonderful action taken by legislators. You folks are leading the nation as the Vanguard for the rest of us to follow suit. Great effort by all. A most worthy cause.
There will be a great deal of litigation over these new laws. However, we rejoice in the meantime. Arkansas has a Republican controlled legislature for the first time since Re-construction. I know republicans aren’t perfect, but they have a much better voting record on the abortion issue.
Always appreciate your comments, my friend.