Arkansas lawmaker proposes abortion ban

Arkansas lawmaker proposes ban on abortion

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - An Arkansas lawmaker has filed a bill to ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. wade.

The filing comes on the 46th anniversary of the decision legalizing abortion across the country. But State Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, believes the high court could overturn Roe v. Wade in the next few years so he wants Arkansas to be ready.

“I actually had conversations in the last couple of days with some of the legal scholars that have worked on the issue for 40 years and they actually believe that states need to prepare because they think in the next two years Roe v. Wade could be overturned,” said Rapert.

Rapert’s bill would ban abortions in Arkansas if SCOTUS does overturn Roe v. Wade. Several states, including Mississippi, already have similar laws in place.

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