Federal Judge Strikes Arkansas’ 12-Week Abortion Ban

Photo courtesy of KTHV - Channel 11.

Photo courtesy of KTHV - Channel 11.

KTHV – A federal judge has struck down Arkansas’ attempt to ban most abortions beginning 12 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy, saying viability, not a heartbeat, remains the key factor in determining whether abortions should be allowed.

U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright last year had stopped enforcement of the law.

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed it over Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s objections. The judge made her decision final Friday.

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