Arkansas bill would ban abortion if Roe ruling overturned


January 23, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker filed legislation Tuesday that would trigger an abortion ban in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure across the nation.

The proposal from Republican Sen. Jason Rapert was filed on the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision from the high court, and is among several anti-abortion measures the predominantly GOP Legislature is expected to take up in the coming weeks. Rapert's proposal would ban all abortions, except for medical emergencies, if Roe is overturned or the U.S. Cons...

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