The Arkansas House voted Monday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest, sending the proposal to a state Senate that approved more stringent restrictions last week.
The House also voted to block insurers from covering abortions if they participate in the online marketplace created under the federal health care overhaul.
Abortion restrictions are easily winning legislative support in Arkansas this year after Republicans won control of the House and Senate in November.
The House-approved measures now go to the Senate, which on Thursday voted to prohibit most abortions if a heartbeat is detected. That measure would be the most stringent ban in the U.S., prohibiting abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.