In March 2013, the Arkansas legislature overrode Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of the law. At the time, it was the most severe abortion ban in the country. The Arkansas ban is currently set to take effect in July 2013.
For more information on the ongoing attacks on reproductive health care see: Enough is Enough: The Latest Round Of Attacks In Politicians' War On Women
STATUS: On March 14, 2014 a federal court struck down the Arkansas law that would ban abortion starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy. The court allowed to stand provisions of the law mandating that every women seeking an abortion undergo an abdominal ultrasound exam and receive certain disclosures.