Arkansas lawmaker's plan tightens abortion ban to 18 weeks


February 14, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Arkansas, which has some of the strictest abortion prohibitions in the country, wants the state to go even further with a measure that would prohibit the procedure 18 weeks into a pregnancy.

The proposed 18-week ban filed this week would further prohibit abortions in a state where the procedure is already banned at 20 weeks. The latest measure includes an exception for medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest.

"We need to make a statement that life is precious...We're well into the second trimester, so I think this is a way to say,...

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