Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:19 PM
Hissyspit (44,424 posts)
Arkansas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks
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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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:34 PM
RC (25,592 posts)
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?