Category: Passed

Arkansas and Utah Have Passed Legislation Banning 18-Week Abortions

Arkansas and Utah Have Passed Legislation Banning 18-Week Abortions

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country. The Arkansas House gave final approval by an 86-1 vote to the bill there, which Republican…

The Senate Just Passed a Major Criminal Justice Bill. But the Fight’s Not Over Just Yet

The Senate Just Passed a Major Criminal Justice Bill. But the Fight’s Not Over Just Yet

In a surprise end-of-the-year move, the Senate late Tuesday passed a sweeping and bipartisan rewrite of the nation’s criminal code with 87 votes in favor of the most ambitious changes in a generation. Despite the headline-grabbing action, skeptics warned that there are still plenty of ways this can be derailed, especially as Congress is trying…