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Ark. House panel tables abortion restriction bill

Posted: February 5, 2013 - 3:13pm

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel has put off discussion of a bill that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

The House Public Health Committee on Tuesday tabled discussion of the legislation, which would prohibit most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Republican Sen. Jason Rapert, the sponsor of the proposal, told lawmakers on the House panel he wanted a special meeting of the committee next week to discuss the bill. Committee Chairman Rep. John Burris said he thought such a meeting was appropriate but needed to figure out its timing.

The measure cleared the Senate last week.

Gov. Mike Beebe and House Speaker Davy Carter have said they have concerns about the proposal's constitutionality but neither has indicated whether he would oppose the bill.

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oldbill64
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oldbill64 02/05/13 - 04:15 pm
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Abortions

Why do men feel the need to pass laws concerning abortion? The females have babies , and that means its their body. Abortion is an issue that brings out men who believe they know whats best for our women. Why can't these self important blowhards let the women who bear the children make the decision to have or not have an abortion.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 02/05/13 - 04:18 pm
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because
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Some of the aborted fetuses are female, which is a contradiction to women's rights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex-selective_abortion

Zheking
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Zheking 02/05/13 - 04:51 pm
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"The females have babies ,

"The females have babies , and that means its their body."

It's the famale's body, does that mean men shouldn't make and pass laws concerning women using illegal drugs that are harmful to their bodies?

And the reason it's these "self important blowhards" is because, relatively speaking, there aren't that many women in Government, and it's an issue that apparently needs to be discussed. Run for office if you want to "give women" a voice. Otherwise, call your representative and express your thoughts and encourage all women to do the same.

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Bobo 02/05/13 - 06:34 pm
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lachowsj
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lachowsj 02/05/13 - 05:59 pm
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I'm glad

Cooler heads have prevailed, at least for now. By the way, was there any exception in the Rapert bill for rape, incest or life of the mother?

Bobo
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Bobo 02/05/13 - 06:33 pm
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yes, and that's why it wouldn't stop that many abortions

it's pretty easy to get a doctor to say your life is endangered if you carry your baby to term.

passthesalt
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passthesalt 02/05/13 - 08:24 pm
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Huh?

Surely to goodness bobo didn't just say what I thought he said. Run that by me again?

NoKidding
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NoKidding 02/05/13 - 08:50 pm
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"will be"

rather than "is"

PEARList
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PEARList 02/05/13 - 08:56 pm
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Of course

isn't it always more risky (for the mother) if a baby is carried to full term rather than aborted?

probably like the "medical" marijuana issue...there will always be a doc who will find a reason to justify it, and it won't take long for that doc to get the reputation for it.

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