Bill filed to allow abortion for health


A bill filed Wednesday would broaden the exception to Arkansas’ abortion ban, allowing the procedure when necessary to protect the health of the mother.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette states, Rep. Denise Garner, D-Fayetteville, filed House Bill 1684 the day after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that that state’s constitution guarantees the right to an abortion when a doctor has determined that continuing a pregnancy would endanger a woman’s life due to a medical condition she is suffering from or is likely to suffer from.

Currently, abortions in Arkansas are allowed only to save the life of a woman during a medical emergency.

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