The U.S. Supreme Court won't allow Arkansas to reinstate a controversial law, already struck down, intended to prevent abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

Arkansas once had the most stringent law aimed at curbing early termination of pregnancy. The law, as written, prohibited doctors from performing pregnancy ending procedures on women after their 12th week if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

The law was previously declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in Arkansas, a notion upheld by federal appeals courts. And now the U.S. Supreme Court says those rulings will stand, refusing to actually hear arguments.

The high court already has another abortion case it is scheduled to review, one from Texas aimed at closing provider clinics.

Eben Brown, FOX News.