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Arkansas Human Life Protection Act (SB 149)

This law was last updated on Feb 20, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 149


Signed into Law


Jan 22, 2019


Co-sponsors: 45
Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 47


Fetal Homicide, Personhood

Full Bill Text

SB 149 would trigger a statewide abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. 

Except in a medical emergency, a person who performs or attempts to perform an abortion would be committing a felony punishable by up to ten years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $100,000.

The bill would also trigger an abortion ban in the state if an amendment to the United States Constitution is adopted that, in whole or in part, restores state authority to prohibit abortion.

Latest Action

1/22/19 – Introduced.

2/7/19 – Passed the Senate by a 29-6 vote.

2/14/19 – Passed the House by a 72-20 vote.

2/19/19 – Signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R).