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Senate Committee Advances 12-Week Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/27/2013 11:06 am

A Senate committee has advanced a proposal to ban most abortions in Arkansas 12 weeks into a pregnancy, a day after Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a less stringent ban on the procedure.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

House Delays Vote on 12-Week Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/12/2013 4:05 pm

The House is delaying a vote on legislation that would ban most abortions in Arkansas at 12 weeks into a pregnancy as sponsors of the measure say they're working on more changes to the bill.

Jason Rapert's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Tests Mike Beebe, Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 5:40 pm

The push for a ban on abortions at 12 weeks into a pregnancy is testing Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's willingness to fight a Republican majority in the Arkansas Legislature on an issue that deeply divides members of his own party.

House Committee Approves Jason Rapert's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/7/2013 1:20 pm

A House panel has advanced legislation that would ban most abortions in Arkansas if a fetal heartbeat is detected 12 weeks into a pregnancy.

Jason Rapert Changing His 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/6/2013 7:11 am

An Arkansas lawmaker said Tuesday that he would ease his proposed ban on most abortions in the state so the procedure could still be performed until a heartbeat is detected using an abdominal ultrasound.

Arkansas House Panel Tables Jason Rapert's Heartbeat Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/5/2013 3:47 pm

An Arkansas House committee has delayed discussion of a bill that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Public Health Committee Tables Abortion Restriction Bill

by Associated Press 2/5/2013 12:53 pm

An Arkansas House panel has put off discussion of a bill that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Jason Rapert Defends 'Minorities' Remark in Speech

by Associated Press 2/4/2013 10:07 am

An Arkansas lawmaker proposing to ban most abortions in the state says he wasn't referring to race when he told an audience in 2011 that he didn't want "minorities to run roughshod" over their beliefs.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Jason Rapert's Heartbeat Abortion Restriction

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/30/2013 11:53 am

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced legislation that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, a move that would ban the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Jason Rapert Bill Requires Heartbeat Test Before Abortions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/29/2013 8:18 am

Arkansas would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected under a bill introduced by a Republican senator Monday, a proposal that would prohibit the medical procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Arkansas to Move Forward on Health Care Overhaul

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 3:14 pm

Arkansas officials say the state is moving forward with implementing parts of the federal health care law after an election that provided clarity on the federal level but uncertainty in the state Legislature about the political future of the controversial legislation.

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