Heartbeat-tied abortion ban sails in Senate

20-week bill advances in House

Posted: February 1, 2013 at 12:16 a.m.

Dr. Emidio Novembre (right) speaks Thursday to the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor at the Capitol in Little Rock. The committee passed anti-abortion legislation sponsored by Rep. Andy Mayberry (center) and his wife, Julie Mayberry.

Legislation barring abortions as soon as six weeks after conception handily cleared the Arkansas Senate on Thursday.

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