LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have sent legislation to Gov. Asa Hutchinson that would ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling legalizing the procedure nationwide.
The House on Thursday approved by a 72-20 vote the proposal to ban all abortions, except for medical emergencies, if the nation's highest court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision. The ban would also take effect if the U.S. Constitution is amended to allow states to prohibit abortion.
Four states have similar "trigger" laws banning abortion.