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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