Arkansas Advances Anti-Choice ‘Heartbeat Bill’

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab (from the Huff Post):

A Republican-controlled committee in the Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that bans abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat is detected, with exceptions for rape, incest, the life of the mother and highly lethal fetal disorders. The law, if passed, would be the most extreme abortion restriction in the country.

The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee also approved a Senate-passed bill that bans abortions at 20 weeks after conception. Both bills defy the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which prevents states from banning abortions before the fetus is viable — usually between 22 and 24 weeks of gestation.

Opponents of the so-called “heartbeat bill” argue that it would prevent women from having abortions before many of them even realize they’re pregnant.

  • http://twitter.com/AmberGirl3 Amber Girl

    Opponents come to the defense of women who fail to utilize all options in this current age of birth control,more methods available since the beginning of time, and yet carelessness and irresponsibility (in the majority of cases) result in an unwanted pregnancy. It takes a conscious to realize that this law is the correct way to go. This is an industry profiting from women’s pain, who fail to show women an ultrasound of her fetus, and who deliver minimum care. This law does NOT stop abortion, but does try to limit it to a time frame before the embryo experiences pain.