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Edwards v. Beck

Edwards v. Beck

Challenge to an Arkansas law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected with an abdominal ultrasound, generally around 12 weeks of pregnancy. Current Status: In May 2013, the U.S. District Court granted an injunction until there is a ruling on the constitutionality of the law. (See the law here. Learn more about the case here.)