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McDaniel: Concerns about six-week abortion ban

Posted: February 5, 2013 - 1:45pm
Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, speaks in the House chamber against a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The bill passed Monday.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, speaks in the House chamber against a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. The bill passed Monday.

LITTLE ROCK  (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's talked with Arkansas legislative leaders about constitutional concerns he has with a proposal to ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. But he says he's not taking a public position on whether his office could credibly defend the measure in court if it passes.


McDaniel told reporters Tuesday he has concerns about the proposal to ban most abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected. The Senate last week approved the legislation and it's now pending before a House committee.


McDaniel declined to detail the concerns he has and said he's sharing them privately with the sponsor and legislative leaders. Gov. Mike Beebe has also said he has concerns about the bill, but has not said whether he opposes it.

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Trin
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Trin 02/05/13 - 02:29 pm
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finally - someone with a

finally - someone with a freakin' brain.

i_wonder
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i_wonder 02/05/13 - 02:51 pm
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yeah
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They're not good and ripe for picking until the second trimester.

krg2
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krg2 02/05/13 - 02:55 pm
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What a smarta** jerk.

What a smarta** jerk.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 02/05/13 - 05:09 pm
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Geez (i) Have you considered

Geez (i) Have you considered psychiatric therapy for that picornaviridae (OCD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

sparechange
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sparechange 02/05/13 - 03:43 pm
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Good Job AG

Seems to me it is in the State's best interest to table this bill at least until it can be amended in such a manner that the Attorney General can support it's language. As opposed to having it become law and only then finding it has legal shortcomings. So thumbs up to AG McDaniels for speaking up.

PEARList
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PEARList 02/05/13 - 08:53 pm
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Heh

nothing like a bunch of men arguing about what's best for a bunch of women.

ThePaleHorseman
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ThePaleHorseman 02/06/13 - 02:57 am
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What's best for women you say?

Shouldn't that be what's best for an unborn child?

krg2
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krg2 02/06/13 - 10:13 am
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Here we go again...more

Here we go again...more obfuscating bs trying to argue that women who are for choice don't give a hoot about babies.

By any tangible standard of accounting it is women who PRIMARILY take care of children and it's PRIMARILY women who take care of children when men take a pass on their daddy duties--thus the numerous laws that were created just to force 'daddies' to financially support their sperm creations.

Of course there are exceptions and there are great daddies who've stepped up when the mommies leave; but those are the exceptions rather than the norm--thus the reality that the bulk of folks living in poverty are single moms and their children.

My favorite male sexist bs on this subject, however, is their penchant for completely ignoring the reality that until a baby is born the woman and baby are one entity...the pretending that we're all about killing babies rather than demanding the right to control our body rather than surrendering that right to more male domination (aka government control). Of course anyone with two working brain cells knows that this acting like it's two separate entities makes their argument look more like a simple plea for saving the little babies from the big bad baby-hating women rather than the big ole pile of bs it is...which fully explains much of the male (blog) arguments on this subject (as well as that ignorant sexist fool Rapert).

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i_wonder 02/06/13 - 10:20 am
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"completely ignoring the
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"completely ignoring the reality that until a baby is born the woman and baby are one entity"

Right, that's why mother and fetus can have differing blood types and do have different DNA.

Why is there such a focus on keeping women uninformed on the science of pregnancy?

krg2
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krg2 02/06/13 - 03:25 pm
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"Why is there such a focus on

"Why is there such a focus on keeping women uninformed on the science of pregnancy?"

Again...a big fat waste of time.

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