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Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto of 12-Week Abortion Ban


The Daily Banter Headline Grab from TPM:

The Arkansas state Senate on Tuesday overrode Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a controversial bill that would ban abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy, NBC News reported. If the Republican-controlled state House also votes to override the veto, the new law would be the most restrictive ban nationwide.

Arkansas' Democratic governor and Republican-controlled legislature have been at odds over a series of anti-abortion bills passed by the House. The legislature last week overrode a separate veto of legislation banning abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The 12-week ban is sure to be contested in court if it becomes law, according to NBC.