The Associated Press reports:
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade decision but opponents vow 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 act of rape or incest. Arkansas is one of at least 14 states where legislators have proposed outright abortion bans this year.
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JUST IN: Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law today banning almost all abortions in Arkansas, except for when a pregnant person’s life is in danger.
The bill does not include exceptions for rape or incest. https://t.co/WUfIcNLyDT
— Axios (@axios) March 9, 2021