Arkansas Senate Votes To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks
The bill returns to the House, and Governor Mike Beebe hasn’t said if he’d sign it.
Seven U.S. states have laws that restrict or ban abortion after the 20-week mark and similar laws approved in Arizona and Georgia are facing legal challenges.
Late-term abortions remain relatively rare. Most of the recent state laws banning most abortions after 20 weeks are based on hotly debated medical research suggesting a fetus feels pain starting at 20 weeks of gestation.