Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law
Arkansas governor. Asa hutchinson on tuesday signed into law legislation banning all abortions in the state a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the us supreme court to revisit its landmark roe v wade decision but opponents vowed to block before it takes effect later this year. The republican governor had expressed reservations about the bill which only allows the procedure to save the life of the mother and does not provide exceptions for those impregnated in an active rape or incest. Arkansas is one of at least fourteen states. Swear legislators have proposed outright abortion bans this year hutchison said he was signing the bill because of its overwhelming legislative support and my sincere and long-held pro-life convictions. The bands were pushed by republicans. Who want to force the. Us supreme court to revisit. Its nine thousand. Nine hundred seventy three roe. V wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide conservatives believed the court is more open to striking down the decision following former president. Donald trump's three appointments to the court must abolish abortion in this nation just as we abolished slavery in the nineteenth century. All lives matter republican senator jason reports. The bill's sponsor said in a statement. The legislation won't take effect until ninety days off to the majority republican legislature adjourns. This year's session abortion rights supporters. Say they plan to challenge the banning court before then. The american civil liberties union of arkansas called the ban cruel and unconstitutional.