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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:19 PM

Arkansas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Source: Reuters

Arkansas Senate passes bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks

Mon Feb 18, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a measure on Monday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in the case of rape, incest or to save the mother's life.

The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the Senate, 25-7, with amendments that allowed for the exemptions in the case of rape or incest. An earlier version of the bill that passed the Republican-controlled House allowed exemptions only for pregnancies that threatened the mother's life.

The bill, which shortens the existing limit of 25 weeks, now returns to the House for consideration of the Senate amendment.

Democratic Governor Mike Beebe has not said whether he would sign the bill into law.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE91H0S220130218

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Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #1
uppityperson Feb 2013 #2
RC Feb 2013 #3
ismnotwasm Feb 2013 #4
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #5

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:27 PM

1. Unconstitutional on its face. With any luck, their "Democratic" governor will veto it.

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:32 PM

2. Anyone who voted for this is in my "you are an asshole" book. eom

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:34 PM

3. I'd like to see the evidence of the medical expertise of these politicians.

 

Doctor diplomas, nursing degrees, first aid completion certificates, anything. Have any of them even put band-aids on their kids?

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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:39 PM

4. Assholes.

They just make my skin crawl

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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:13 AM

5. Arkansas, where they want a Death Penalty for "unruly children."

Can't you feel the Xtian love?

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