JUST IN: The Arkansas Senate has overridden Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation banning most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy. The law takes effect immediately, as the state House voted to override the veto Wednesday, AP reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas has vowed to challenge the law, which is based on the disputed claim that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks. Similar laws in other states are facing challenges.