Arkansas

In 2013, Arkansas passed an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. The law bans all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization with narrow exceptions for situations in which an abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life or to prevent the risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function. The law also includes exceptions for cases of rape and incest, but it does not include an exception for mental health reasons and it prohibits a physician from performing an abortion even if he or she believes there is a risk that the woman may commit suicide or otherwise harm herself. The ban is currently in effect.

Restrictions: 
Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or physical (but not mental) health
Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Arkansas

Enacted legislation:

In 2013, Arkansas passed an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. The law bans all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization with narrow exceptions for situations in which an abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life or to prevent the risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function. The law also includes exceptions for cases of rape and incest, but it does not include an exception for mental health reasons and it prohibits a physician from performing an abortion even if he or she believes there is a risk that the woman may commit suicide or otherwise harm herself. The ban is currently in effect.

Pending legislation: N/A
Special notes:

Legislative ban enacted in 2013 on abortions 20 weeks after fertilization/22 weeks LMP.

Restrictions: Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or physical (but not mental) health | Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Legislative news

Mar 8, 2017:

On January 27, 2017, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law HB1032, The Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment...