From Left: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (seated), and Speaker of the House Matthew Shepherd following certification that Roe v. Wade has been reversed and Act 180 of 2019 is in effect.

On Friday afternoon Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge signed a certification that Act 180 of 2019 prohibiting abortion except to save the life of the mother is in full effect in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Legislature passed Act 180 in 2019.

The law prohibits abortion in Arkansas except to save the mother’s life in the event that the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on Friday in a 6-3 decision, paving the way for Arkansas to enforce Act 180.

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