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Opting over abortion this after Arkansas passes the most far reaching abortion law in the country it is called the heart -- law.
And it could have implications nationwide.
And bring -- live in Washington with more on that -- Well -- backers of this law which bans most abortions after the twelfth week of pregnancy point out they've already had a tough fight.
The governor vetoed the bill but the Arkansas legislature responded with strong bipartisan support to override that -- The bill is set to actually become law later this summer I talk to the author of -- Arkansas State senator Jason -- What we think we have done -- struck the balance.
We have given -- exceptions for all of the areas of contention that are normally there rape incest incest to save the life of the mother.
And to prevent irreparable harm to the -- -- as well as giving an exception for fatal fetal anomalies.
The Arkansas bill would require women who are more than twelve weeks pregnant and seeking an abortion have an ultrasound and if a heartbeat is detected the abortion will be -- with those few key exceptions.
There are similar bills playing out in a number of other state legislatures in several pro choice groups say.
There already busy mapping out their legal fights here's what ACLU attorney -- Brownstein told Arkansas lawmakers about their lockquote.
You might as well write a check to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood because we will feel the necessity to go to court to protect the rights of women.
The law will be overturned and it will be expensive for the state of Arkansas.
And by the way the governor they're cited that as an issue when he vetoed the bill concerns about how much it would cost Arkansas to defend this new law.
By the way it does provide penalties including fines and jail time for doctors who violated.
But no penalties for the pregnant women who go seeking the abortion John all right Shannon -- joining us from Washington Shannon thank you.
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