Posted by: Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 07, 2013
State Senator Jason Rapert, sponsor of the "Human Heartbeat Protection Act."
Yesterday, the Arkansas State Senate passed a law banning abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy; this is by far the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. The justification for this law, which was passed by a republican-run legislature over the veto of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, is that a fetal heartbeat can be detected at 12 weeks. An earlier draft ... Read More