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Passage Of Georgia 20 Week Abortion Ban In Doubt

Passage Of Georgia 20 Week Abortion Ban In Doubt

A controversial 20 week abortion ban has passed the Georgia Senate, but with one major exception that may put overall passage of the bill in doubt.

The version that passed the House bans all abortions at 20 weeks and makes no exception for the cases of fetuses with such severe abnormalities that they would not be able to live outside the womb once born, or would only survive in constant pain. Because the bill made no such exception doctors began to speak out and testify about the harm the bill would do.

Naturally the bill’s sponsor didn’t like his abortion ban being challenged by actual medical experts and began calling them all liars.

This last minute shift in the bill would allow women to get an abortion even after the five-month mark if a doctor determined the fetus has a fatal congenital or chromosomal defect.

Republicans in the Georgia House have until Thursday to accept the change to the law if it is to pass before the end of the legislative session.

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6:28AM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

I'm all for taking these idiots to court.

Thank God some people with sense, without a woman-hating agenda (because that's what it means to be a pro-life Republican), actually spoke out against a bill trying to take away hard-won rights.

6:57PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

isn't it about time that doctors, women and lawyers start suing these republican congress critters for practicing medicine without a license ? it is long overdo.

4:48PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Pro-life Republicans are showing themselves to actually be pro-death anti-abortionists. Let's start calling this pro-death. Call it what it is. Death of women and of the family, and especially of carrying dead fetuses to term. What kind of sick vision of women and family does this promote??? They have gone so far that there is no "pro-life" in their legislation.

7:57AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Glad to see medical doctors speaking up about this push to put religion in the driver's seat of women's health care.

6:42AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Thank you Pop M. doctors=liars; politicians =good that is a true oxymoron! We need more doctors to honor their hypocratic oath and stand up to the "pro-life" (HA HA) bullies.

5:58AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

“Religion was invented when the 1st con-man met the 1st fool.”
- Mark Twain

“People who believe in talking snakes should be ridiculed.”
-Bill Maher

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” -Stephen Hawking

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men."
-- Voltaire

3:56AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

At last! Doctors showing they care about people and not being used as politicians' torturers, on female Obstetric and Gynae matters.

3:51AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

The politican called the doctors liars?
Wonder if that qulifies as an oxymoron!

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