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Arkansas Lawmakers Back Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Bill

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Overriding a veto by Arkansas' Democratic governor, the state's Republican-controlled House and Senate approved a bill to ban abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive such law in the country.

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David C (29)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 2:47 am
Arkansas slips back into the 1950's.

Jessica C (178)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 5:11 am
Arkansas is quickly becoming the least desirable place to reside (at least Stateside). In addition to this Medieval law, you can also be imprisoned for being ONE DAY late on your rent. Makes Mississippi or Indiana look hospitable!

lee e (114)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:53 am
The further back those confederate states go - we'll soon be having civil war again! What was that about church and state again?

pam w (139)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 4:56 pm

Kit B (276)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:33 pm

Well Pam, women are not those who write or sponsor these bills, not real women that think for themselves.
Arkansas is like most of the south is rapidly becoming a parody of itself. There almost no joke that is not based in some element of truth.

Ellen m (215)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:56 pm
And some still bemoan the fact they couldn't get this bill passed with a 6 week limit!

Thankfully other states are coming to their senses, (albeit forceably) such as Idaho, who's 20 week limit was struck down this week.

jo M. (3)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:00 pm
Good for them. If you insist on making it legal for one person to kill another, then you really should be doing it while the child is as young as possible.

Katrina & Willi D (90)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 10:08 pm
The woman needs to decide soon and before 12 weeks!!!
I do agree after that it would be more dangerous!
Just prevent it to begin with! Rape is all different!
Thank You

Ro H (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:05 am

Arielle S (313)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:25 am
Perhaps it should read "Arkansas Lawmakers BackWARD Nation"? Far too many southern women still do the "honor and obey" thing even when it's just not right....

Roger Skinner (14)
Friday March 8, 2013, 10:45 am
I'm pro-choice, but I actually agree with this. If you can't decide on an abortion within three months, maybe you shouldn't have one. Of course, as a man, I'll never have to make this decision. Still, I think there should be a limit. My real problem with this law is who determines/how they determine when the 12 weeks are up. That isn't something that can be accurately decided by any hard and fast rule. It isn't entirely unusual for women not to know they are pregnant until they go into labor. According to the article, "he bill requires testing to determine "whether the fetus that the pregnant woman is carrying possesses a detectible heartbeat." A bit of research shows that a heartbeat can be detected in the 5th week after conception. How do they determine when 12 weeks are up? While the idea may be reasonable, the implementation isn't .

Past Member (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 12:44 pm
I hope all southern states go backward, if this is backward.12 weeks? Have you ever seen a 12 week fetus? I have when working OB/GYN, it should be NEVER , use birth control or get your self sterilized.NY has so many teen pregnancies they have ads about it, so it's not only southern states who have them like someone said in a past discussion.
This is MURDER.

Birgit W (160)
Friday March 8, 2013, 2:11 pm

Diane O (194)
Friday March 8, 2013, 3:59 pm
What needs to be noted here is that we have religious groups in our country who do not believe in killing an unborn child. It's huge in our country. We are a nation of Christians 80% of Americans identify as Christians. And they don't believe in abortion.

What we don't want to promote in our country is legalized abortion that will be used as a method of "birth control." It always comes down to personal responsibility Americans who KNOW that if they have unprotected sex a life can be created.

Obama supports late term abortions. It's wrong on so many levels. What has happened to our country where we take all of the personal responsibility of an American and cast it aside and set up "damage control" for their lack of personal responsibility? Damage control in the form of sadly murdering the unborn child.

Obama's mother, 18 years old wants to be edgy and finds herself in the 1960's pregnant by a student from Kenya. Think about this for a minute. In the 1960"s??? What did she do? She gave birth to the child she created and now that child is the POTUS.

By the way, I am not injecting any racial tones here but taking our minds back to the 1960's and we all know what that was about in terms of race issues. But, take a minute and think about this.


Anne K (139)
Friday March 8, 2013, 6:38 pm
People who are opposed to abortion must be living in a different world than me. The latest studies indicate a fetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks, if not more. Even if the fetus could feel pain, abortion would be swift and humane as opposed to being born and having to endure life on a planet filled with misery. Think of all the pain, both physical and emotional, that the fetus could avoid by being aborted. Abortion is humane. If a soul really needs to be born into this world, the soul will find another opportunity.

Carla v (648)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:27 pm
Noted, with disgust. Hell of a way to say 'Happy Women's Day'. Who do they think they are???

James Maynard (84)
Friday March 8, 2013, 8:28 pm
This is patently unconstitutional and these
miscreants know it. They just want to
waste taxpayer time and money in a stupid
fight they will lose..........

Ray M (0)
Friday March 8, 2013, 9:17 pm
Idiots should all go to prison for defying a law and freedom for women.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 6:43 pm
Noted. The ACLU and NARAL are filing a suit against this. I support both groups with donations. Stay tuned.

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:07 pm
I'm so sick of the religious right! What's wrong with these people that they have to impose their ”values” on everyone else?

Fides R. (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
Life begins at conception.
This Arkansas law is a beginning.
The human right to life is the first of human rights.
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