In a news release, executive director Rita Sklar called the ban a “dangerously extreme attack on abortion access and another heavy-handed government intrusion into a woman’s personal medical decisions.”
The bill, which includes exceptions for rape, incest and medical emergencies, was signed into law Friday by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. It ‘s one of the strictest abortion rules in the country. The ban is set to take effect 90 days after the Legislature formally adjourns this year’s session.
Sklar called the bill unconstitutional said the ACLU has successfully challenged similar bills.