Arkansas Passes Most Extreme Abortion Ban in the Nation

Today the most severe abortion ban in the country passed in Arkansas. This is a sad day, not only for the women and families of Arkansas, but for women across the country.

This afternoon, the Arkansas House voted to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would ban most abortions after 12 weeks, just days after the state Senate also voted to do so, making the bill law.

Let’s be clear about one more thing. We are going to fight back. The ACLU will challenge this dangerous and unconstitutional law in court to put this private decision back in the hands of a woman and her family.

Some politicians just don’t get it, and a majority of Arkansas lawmakers really don’t get it. The decision to have an abortion is a complex and deeply personal one that must be made by a woman, her family, and her doctor -- not politicians. A politician’s job is not to intrude, but to respect the decision she makes.  It has been many decades since politicians intruded quite this brazenly, seeking an outright ban so early in pregnancy.  Today’s vote is yet another sign that politicians are laser-focused on taking away women’s access to critical health care.

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Anonymous

Thank You ARKANSAS!!! WAY TO GO! The unborn child should be protected throughout the entire pregnancy!

Anonymous

It's about time someone stood up for the unborn child. Why not stand up for something that would make a real difference. Our town has a 4 lane highway going through it with a speed limit of 50 miles per hour. One side of town is where the majority of Africian Americans live with the school on the other side of the highway . These children have to cross 4 lanes of traffic to attend any school events. THERE IS NO CROSS WALK making a very dangerous situation. This would impact many lives!

Anonymous

THANK YOU ACLU ARKANSAS, WAY TO GO!!! A woman's right to control her own healthcare should be protected throughout her entire life!!!!

Anonymous

Way to go Arkansas. You did the right thing, not the politically correct thing. Murder of unborn children has got to stop. ACLU you make me sick!

Anonymous

100% behind Arkansas. Thank God for those who voted to stop the
murder of innocent lives. It should never be allowed.

Anonymous

100% in favor of Arkansas and their vote to protect life. No murder of
innocent children should be allowed. Thank you.

Anonymous

If the baby could talk, I am sure it wouldn't want to die. It is not just about the woman and her doctor, but taking the life of a separate person inside a mothers womb is. Many times the mother and child do not even have the same blood type, and still we call it names like "fetus" to make us feel better about killing an innocent human. That person is fully formed at 12 weeks now he or she just needs to grow some more. Why are so many people pushing so hard to kill innocent people but fight tooth and nail to keep evil guilty men alive. Must be cut from the same cloth

Anonymous

Leave it to dumb Arkansas!!! Whats wrong with letting a woman decide if she wants to have the baby or not? She might cant afford it. She might have health issues or maybe she just not ready to be a mother. And dont say she can give it up for adoption, so many kids are wating to be adopted here in the US and you have people going overseas to adopt kids. Dogs and cats have more rights than women do it seems. Get over it. Americans have killed plenty of innocent people, from slaves to wrongly convicted humans that actually had a birthday!!

Anonymous

I agree completely. A baby is a person at conception. There should not be any abortions at all, BIRTH control is free. People are selfish and lazy. Way to go ARKANSAS!!!

Anonymous

I agree. A Baby is a person at conception. There should not be any abortions at all. Birth control is FREE. People are selfish and lazy. Way to go ARKANSAS!!!!!

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