LITTLE ROCK — For the second time this month, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban most abortions in Arkansas.

LITTLE ROCK — For the second time this month, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban most abortions in Arkansas.

The measure submitted by Personhood Arkansas was a revised version of a measure by the group that McDaniel rejected on Jan. 3, calling its language ambiguous and misleading.

McDaniel said Wednesday those problems remain in the revised version of the proposal, which would amend the Arkansas Constitution to state that “each innocent human being, at every stage of development, (is) a person with the right to life” and would prohibit abortion but would allow “life-saving medical treatment.”

McDaniel said in his opinion that the phrase “the right to life” has been condemned by the Arkansas Supreme Court as a catch phrase designed to give voters “only the impression the proponents of the amendment want them to have.”

The attorney general also said terms such as “innocent” and “person” are ambiguous in the context of the measure, and the apparent exception to save the life of a mother is unclear.

The revised measure includes language acknowledging that it would possibly challenge the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to an abortion. McDaniel said in his previous opinion that the first version of the measure improperly ignored that issue.

In his opinion Wednesday, McDaniel said the new language addressing Roe v. Wade does not adequately inform voters that the measure “flatly contradicts” that ruling.

Preston Dunn Jr. of Blytheville, president of Personhood Arkansas, said Wednesday the group would revise the proposed amendment and submit it again. He said the group does not want to mislead voters and is willing to make changes to address legitimate concerns.

But Dunn added, “We’re not willing to make our language ineffective. We want to ban abortion in Arkansas — without affecting the mother’s life if it happens to be (at risk).”