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By Ed Payne, CNN

(CNN) — Overriding a veto by Arkansas’ Democratic governor, the state’s Republican-controlled House and Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy — the most restrictive such law in the country.

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, vetoed the bill Monday, saying it “blatantly contradicts the United States Constitution, as interpreted by the Supreme Court.”

But on Wednesday, the Arkansas House voted 56-33 to override the veto, following a 20-14 override vote a day earlier in the state Senate.

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the ACLU of Arkansas promised to mount a legal challenge in federal court, while supporters said they were prepared to fight back.

“We intend to make it … clear that no one’s constitutional rights are subject to revision by lawmakers intent on scoring political points, and that attempts such as this to turn back the clock on reproductive…

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  1. KarenW says:

    Awesome! It’s funny how a Democrat can veto a bill that “directly violates the Constitution of the United States” when it’s a bill he doesn’t agree with, but push through a different bill to, say, mess with our right to keep and bear arms! 😡

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