CNN: Arkansas governor says he deliberately signed near total abortion ban bill because…

…you guessed it: He wants the Supreme Court to get involved.

According to CNN, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson said,

“I think there’s a very narrow chance that the Supreme Court will accept that case, but we’ll see.”

The CNN story also notes that the Arkansas law bans providers from performing abortions “except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency,” and makes no exceptions for instances of rape, incest or fetal anomalies. Those found to violate the law could face a fine of up to $100,000 and up to 10 years in prison.

Many on the right have been pining for a case to get to the Supreme Court so that Roe v Wade might be overturned. Recognizing that at least four justices would certainly vote that way, it’s clear why the right believes now is the time to rid America of the 1973 decision that made abortion legal.

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