AWESOME: Arkansas overrides governor veto, bans abortions starting at 20th week

Great news for Arkansas as they’ve just banned abortions beginning in week 20 of pregnancy. They had to override their Democrat Gov. to do it, but it is now law and takes effect immediately:

HUFFPO – The Arkansas Senate has overridden Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation banning most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy.

The law took effect immediately after the Republican-led Senate voted 19-14 on Thursday to override the Democratic governor’s veto. The state House voted to override the veto Wednesday. A simple majority was required in each chamber.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas has vowed to challenge the new law, which is based on the disputed claim that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. Similar laws passed in other states are facing court challenges.


Here is a drawing of a baby at 20 weeks, just to give you some idea:


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