State to appeal ruling against abortion ban

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 3:57 a.m.

Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, speaks at a news conference Friday at the state Capitol, where he praised Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s decision to appeal a ruling that struck down the 12-week abortion ban in the state.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed notice Friday that the state will appeal a federal judge’s March 14 ruling striking down the part of a state law passed last year that would have outlawed most abortions at or after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Overturned abortion ban to be appealed, Rapert says

State Sen. Jason Rapert says an appeal will be filed after a federal judge struck down the 12-week abortion ban he worked to pass last year. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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