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Campaigners will challenge 12 week abortion law in Arkansas

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1612
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1New York

Various campaign groups are considering legal action against a new abortion law in Arkansas, prohibiting most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The new law, passed last week, is the most restrictive in the United States and has come in for heavy criticism. It was passed by the newly Republican controlled legislature over the veto …

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