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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:38 PM

Ark. Senate Overrides Veto, 20 Week Abortion Ban Becomes Law

Source: KUAR

By a vote of 19-14, the Arkansas Senate Thursday voted to override Governor Mike Beebeís veto of a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The House had already voted to override the veto Wednesday, meaning the bill becomes law immediately.

The only exceptions to the 20 week abortion ban would be for cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother.

"Itís wonderful news," said Rose Mimms, executive director of Arkansas Right to Life, who was in the Senate Chamber for the vote.

Read more: http://www.kuar.org/kuarnews/92961-ark-senate-overrides-veto-20-week-abortion-ban-becomes-law.html

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:39 PM

1. I hope they also increased funding for disabilities

since many later abortions are due to results from genetic testing

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:43 PM

2. Isn't that unconstitutional?

not a lawyer, just asking.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:56 PM

3. Self Delete

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:09 PM

7. Oops I thought the post referred to it being overridden as being unconstitutional not the law itself

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:00 PM

4. The federal courts will strike it down and order all Republicans to turn themselves in to the

 

nearest mental hospitals. Effective immediately.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:02 PM

6. 19-14? That's not two-thirds, even in Arkansas.

What's the point of the veto if a simple majority can override?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:24 PM

8. I was wondering the same thing.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:33 PM

10. I do not get the "rape, incest" exception as it seem hypocritical of the assholes.

"That law takes effect immediately, so unborn children, 20 weeks and past are going to be protected in Arkansas," Mimms said.


So those "unborn children" conceived by rape or incest do not deserve protection? If protecting "unborn children" is truly their goal, why limit it in this way?

FWIW in case anyone here has any doubts or does not know me or my stance on abortion rights, I am totally against this crap and feel it is distraction from much larger issues. Just in case you might think I am supporting this.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:48 PM

11. A lot of the righties

I read about do not want exceptions for rape at all. No exceptions. "A woman can claim rape just to get abortions" or "why punish the child for the crimes of the father?"
They probably just add the exceptions to increase the likelyhood of the bill passing. Multiple posters I've read would love to punish a rape victim for getting an abortion.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:03 PM

12. I think that is why they include it. What posters would love to punish a rape victim? Do you mean on

DU?

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:43 PM

14. The righties

Would love to punish a rape victim that gets an abortion. I've seen many posts that state they would prosecute for it, if they could.
Course, they would execute the rapist. "Kill the rapist. Save the baby."

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:42 PM

13. We should expel Arkansas from the Union. They want a Death Penalty for "Unruly Children."

The Christian Dominionists are thick in that state.

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