Beebe wouldn't say whether the decision means he'd veto the 12-week ban pending before lawmakers.
"I'm pretty sure I know what I'm going to do on a bill that's even more problematic than the one I already vetoed, but I won't tell you officially until that time," Beebe said.
Associated Press Writer Michael Stratford contributed to this report.
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