Arkansas’s Abortion Ban and One Man’s Strong Will

1:21 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Arkansas’s Abortion Ban and One Man’s Strong Will

Lead in text: 
The New York Times features Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, who designed the law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Fetal heartbeat laws are already under consideration by legislatures in Ohio, Kansas and North Dakota, and have a good chance of passage in the coming year, their proponents believe, even though legal experts say they have little chance of surviving in federal courts. Similar proposals are less far along in Kentucky, Mississippi and Wyoming.