Subscribe Register Login

ArkansasOnline Legislature Coverage
Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:36 a.m.

Senate approves 20-week abortion ban

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 18, 2013 at 2:15 p.m.

— The Arkansas Senate has passed legislation that would ban most abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy.

The Senate approved the new restriction by a 25-7 vote Monday, sending the measure back to House to consider an amendment that added exemptions for rape and incest. The measure already included exemptions for the life of the mother, but the other exceptions were added to win support from some Democrats.

The legislation is based on the disputed notion that fetuses can feel pain 20 weeks into a pregnancy, and is similar to bans approved in several other states. Opponents say it would require mothers to deliver babies with fatal conditions.

Gov. Mike Beebe has said he has constitutional concerns about the proposal but has not said whether he'll veto it.

Comment on: Senate approves 20-week abortion ban

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 total comment

Jjackk says... February 18, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.

So the infants life is less valuable depending on consent. Interesting.

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Carriers

    wanted monthly earnings of up to $1200 Delivering the Arkan...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Drivers

    Local Runshome daily!$1500 Sign On Bonus• Earn Up to $18.55/...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Lpn

    Greystone Nursing and Rehab 121 Spring Valley Road, Cabot AR...
    Cabot, AR

  • Rn

    memorial hospital Stilwell, OK We have recently added more P...
    STILWELL, Ok

  • Sales professionals

    AAA is seeking sales professionals in the Fayetteville, AR ...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

Search 1149 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online