Arkansas Bans Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure; ACLU Calls Ban Unconstitutional
January 30, 2017
(USA Today) – Arkansas’ governor on Thursday approved a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure — restrictions that are expected to face a legal challenge. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a measure banning the procedure known as dilation and evacuation, which abortion-rights supporters contend is the safest and most common procedure used in second-trimester abortions. Hutchinson signed the bill hours after it was approved by the majority-GOP Senate on a 25-6 vote. It won’t take effect until later this year.