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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Abortion opponents in Arkansas see an opportunity to enact new restrictions on the practice with Republicans controlling both sides of the Legislature in next year's session.
Fresh off an election where Republicans won control of the state House and Senate for the first time in 138 years, GOP lawmakers and anti-abortion groups are now focusing on a handful of bills they believe have a better chance.
The proposals still face hurdles that make their passage far from a certainty.
They include public health committees that Republicans don't control in either chamber and a focus on budget issues by legislative leaders.
But abortion opponents say they're cautiously optimistic that the November election will mean a better climate for their proposals.
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