The 20-week abortion ban is now law in Arkansas.
"Right now it is the most strict or severe law in the country... Laws to restrict abortion were passed in this country in the 1800s to protect the woman from a botched abortion, it wasn't the concern for the unborn child so it's a whole different thing today in the way we look at it," said Judy Tobler, Political Science Professor at Northwest Arkansas Community College.
Governor Mike Beebe vetoed the bill Wednesday, deeming it "unconstitutional." The Arkansas House decided to override his veto, with a 19-14 vote on Thursday.
"If it passed by the large numbers that it passed by, it was pretty likely that it was going to get overridden."
Tobler knows similar bills passed in surrounding states have lost the legal battle, so this case will likely be filed in the federal court system.
"If the law that's passed by a state creates an undue burden, then it will be found unconstitutional. The question with this will be, is it undue burden to say that after 20 weeks there can be no abortion?"
The final Supreme Court ruling might not be for a couple of years, but the outcome will impact Thursday's historic decision.
"It will be major in what they may set as a pattern for the future."
After vetoing the 20-week ban, it is believed Governor Beebe will also veto the more restrictive 12-week abortion ban.