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Staying in the south now Arkansas has become ground zero and the abortion wars.
-- -- Shannon -- looks at the toughest anti abortion law in the country.
It's been deemed the most restrictive abortion law in the US.
An Arkansas measure that will require women seeking an abortion who -- twelve weeks or more pregnant.
To undergo an ultrasound -- the heart -- is detected an abortion would be illegal with key exceptions.
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 mother shelf as well as giving an exception for fatal fetal anomalies.
The -- is set to go into effect later this summer following a move by legislate tours which overrode governor Mike -- Vito.
He would cited concerns about both the constitutionality.
Of the legislation and the cost of defending it in courts.
Something many other states with -- abortion laws are also currently doing I think there are so many battles and so many states that are very similar that I think the bulk of the law.
Well without question make itself up to the court because Roe vs.
Wade and subsequent rulings -- most abortions until near the end of the second trimester.
This is a fight pro choice groups including the ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights feel confident they will win.
This bill is clearly unconstitutional.
This -- is clearly inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent.
And so my expectation would be at this will be resolved without having to go to the Supreme Court but time will tell.
The other the Arkansas law isn't done yet he also plans to introduce a measure that would ban the state from funneling any state or federal money to entities that perform abortions namely Planned Parenthood.
If that bill passes Arkansas would join a growing list of states that have successfully cut off funding streams to that organization.
The president of the Planned Parenthood offices that serve Arkansas says lawmakers there are putting women and their families at great risk.
And at the organization will continue to fight the state measures Brett.
Janet thank you.
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