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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:58 PM

Arkansas Senate overrides veto of abortion bill

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Source: Associated Press

Arkansas Senate overrides veto of abortion bill
Posted: 02/28/2013 08:19:36 AM MST
February 28, 2013 6:21 PM GMT Updated: 02/28/2013 11:21:26 AM MST
By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to override a veto of a near-ban of abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy and backed a separate measure that would only allow the procedures before the 12th week, with few exceptions.

The Republican-led Senate voted 19-14 along party lines to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of the 20-week bill, a day after the GOP-led state House voted to override it. A simple majority was required in each chamber.

That law, which took effect immediately, is based on the contested claim that fetuses can feel pain by that point. It includes exemptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother.

Senate President Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, voted to override the veto, but later told reporters he wasn't sure the new law would survive a constitutional challenge.



Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_22687466/arkansas-senate-overrides-veto-abortion-bill

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. What bills have they approved for the fetus after the womb?

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:01 PM

2. No surprise. The state was overrun by the Tea Party/GOP in November.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:25 PM

3. How is allowing abortion only

Before the 12th week not a violation of Roe v Wade?

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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 04:36 PM

5. duplicate topic - locking

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