The Arkansas Abortion Law

Jay Maxwell By Jay Maxwell, 15th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between. - Mother Teresa

Arkansas Restrictive Abortion Law

ANDREW DeMILLO reports for the Associated Press: The nation's most constraining abortion law was recently passed in Arkansas. This summer will mark a new place in history when the new law takes effect. The new law edges close to banning a procedure after the first trimester, unless court intervention overturns the law before it takes effect this summer. The Legislature said no to a bill that would have banned most abortions starting in the twentieth week of pregnancy. Proponents of abortion rights have vowed to sue to prevent the 12-week ban from materializing. The governor cautioned lawmakers that both measures would be detrimental to the taxpayers' coffers with the state defending them in court. Despite the warning, backers of the measure forged ahead. Rep. Bruce Westerman, said if the courts have to decide the final outcome then so be it. This arm of government is the only one that can determine the constitutionality of the law.

Proponents of Abortion Threaten Litigation

Several law firms stepped up to the plate and offered there services in the event that the state has to defend itself in litigation. This bold initiative has placed the state of Arkansas under the microscope. The governor's rejection of both measures stemmed from fears that they contradicted the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Essentially, it said that abortion was legal until the fetus could viably survive outside the womb. A fetus is generally considered viable at 22 to 24 weeks. Why is this law viewed as a disregard for women's health care? Why does it take 22 to 24 weeks to ponder the question of abortion? It baffles one mind when trying to get a handle on the situation. The issue of unsafe care should never become the topic of discussion. One has to think, that most women knows in the earlier stages of pregnancy whether or not they want to carry the baby to term. The 12-week ban grew out of humane concerns for the fetus. It is believed that abdominal ultrasound can detect a heartbeat at this stage. Of course, by the twentieth week the fetus is said to feel pain. Did the craftsman of Roe v. Wade know this to be true in 1973? If so, the outcome would have probably been much different. By the way if you are unemployed and can not afford an abortion there is hope.


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15th Mar 2013 (#)

very nice one

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