Beck v. Edwards

May 23, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Arkansas Civil Liberties Union, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a lawsuit asking the court to block an Arkansas law that would ban almost all abortion care starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy.  

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.

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