Contact Us

Arkansas Is Close To Creating The Toughest Anti-Abortion Law In The Country

Arkansas Capital Building
DaFoos / Wikimedia

In response to Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe’s veto on a proposed law banning most abortions after the 12th week during a pregnancy, the State House and Senate has overridden his veto.

The Republican-controlled House voted yesterday 56-33 to override the veto.  The Senate did the same on Tuesday.  Fifty Republicans and six Democrats supported yesterday’s vote.  In Arkansas, each house only needs a simple majority to override a veto.

The law would ban most abortions after 12 weeks into a pregnancy.  There are exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or harm to the mother.

And, of course, a vote like this is not without a problem.  Representative Randy Alexander of Fayetteville was the only Republican listed not voting yesterday on the override.  Alexander said he voted “yes”, but his machine did not record his vote.

More from 710 KEEL

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://710keel.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 710 KEEL quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!