Arkansas lawmakers back strict abortion bill
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed the bill, but his veto was overridden by the legislature.
March 7th, 2013
03:32 AM ET

Arkansas lawmakers back strict abortion bill

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."

But on Wednesday, the Arkansas House voted 56-33 to override the veto, following a 20-14 override vote a day earlier in the state Senate.


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  1. fernace

    The word you're looking for, I think, is "strict"! But people spell words anyway they want these days!!

    March 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    fernace, the headline writer's intention was clear, as was the word of which he had heard a confusing version spoken, and had seen written, perhaps often written correctly.
    It is not "all right" for our society that education don matter no moh caus'nn ain gah time fool wit stuf lik lill ol numbusnn such.
    The same attitude underlies our failed economy.

    March 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lara

    I consider myself to be very liberal and am aligned with the pro-choice camp. I am also currently 23 weeks pregnant with my first child (still could have a legal abortion) and I really struggle with the 24 week limit currently in place. My child moves and responds to music and sounds. She even has a small chance of survival if she were to be born prematurely. I don't understand why a woman would need an abortion so late in pregnancy if not for medical reasons. As odd as it is for me, I can honestly say that this is one strict and conservative proposal I support.

    March 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rascal Rabble

    how long can you abort before it's no longer abortion but murder? when abortion was illicitlly given the judicial greenligh it was limited to 12weeks the first trimester of pregnancy...with the excuse its just cells and it don't look human...

    March 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      you don't make these errors and false premises when one affirm what is true: that life and personhood begins in the womb at conception and is worthy of our const tutional protection...

      March 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |