The Arkansas Senate passed a new abortion law that adds new restrictions and safety measures to clinics in the state.
Senate bill 341 would extend the waiting period between a doctor's consultation and the actual procedure from 48 hours to 72 hours.
Clinics would have to make a doctor or nurse available by phone 24 hours a day. They'd also be responsible for having emergency medical equipment in place for any serious complications.
"Another good measure that Arkansas is taking to ensure that women get the accurate information they need to make this life or death decision," Rose Mimms with Arkansas Right to Life said.
She also said the measure protects patient's health and safety, also gives women "more time to reflect and get information about her options."
However, Gloria Pedro with Planned Parenthood -- Grea Plains calls these measures "politically motivated and medically unnecessary."
She also said politicians should not be involved in a woman's medical decisions about her own pregnancy.
The bill now heads to the house.