Arkansas Senate approves plan to ban most abortions


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Arkansas' Senate has approved a proposal to ban
abortion in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973
decision legalizing the procedure nationwide.The Senate on Thursday voted 29-6 for the bill to ban all abortions, except for medical emergencies, if the Roe v. Wade decision is overturned or the U.S.
Constitution is amended to prohibit the procedure.
Senators Scott Flippo of Bull Shoals, Missy Irvin of Mountain View, James Sturch of Batesville and Breanne Davis of Russellville were among the 29 supporting the measure. The four senators represent portions of North Central Arkansas.The proposal now heads to the House.

Abortion opponents say they're hopeful that sweeping abortion bans might have a
chance of prevailing before the U.S. Supreme Court, with President Donald
Trump's two appointees. Four other states have similar trigger laws on the
books.

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