Arkansas lawmakers back nation's most restrictive abortion bill
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe vetoed the bill, saying it "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court," but his veto was overridden by the legislature.
March 7th, 2013
07:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Arkansas lawmakers back nation's most restrictive abortion bill

(CNN) - Overriding a veto by Arkansas' Democratic governor, the state's Republican-controlled House and Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy - the most restrictive such law in the country.

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, vetoed the bill Monday, saying it "blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court."

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Like I always say, Republicans find more ways to pass more laws that restrict people's freedoms. It's because they like to legislate morality, which completely goes against people's right to privacy. I just heard about some town in GA(?) that is now requiring that every homeowner own a gun.

    March 7, 2013 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  2. James Bond

    Thats the republican way, force our opinions into law. i will say it again, vote them out while you have the chance.

    March 7, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |