Arkansas Senate panel advances near-total ban on abortions
February 10, 2021 at 6:35 PM CST - Updated February 10 at 6:35 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Great Health Divide) - An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced legislation that’s aimed at forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade by banning nearly all abortions in the state.
The Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee endorsed the bill banning all abortions except for those to save the life of the mother in a medical emergency.
The bill now heads to the full Senate.
The proposal is facing unlikely resistance from the attorney for a national anti-abortion group and the state’s Republican governor, who have expressed concerns about the measure.
Arkansas is one of ten states considering such a ban.
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