Anti-abortion groups hope for inroads in session

Posted: January 20, 2013 at 3:43 a.m.

Arkansas Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization, has announced support for three pieces of legislation so far. State Rep. Butch Wilkins is sponsoring a bill this year to allow Arkansas to opt out of providing abortion coverage under the federal health-care law. Wilkins is shown here in a file photo with Governor Mike Beebe.

Democrats hold enough seats in a key House committee to block anti-abortion bills during the 2013 legislative session, but advocacy groups say a handful of Democrats may align with them to get the measures out of committee.

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