Skip to comments.Arkansas Adopts Strictest Abortion Law in the U.S.
Posted on 03/06/2013 1:12:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
In the sharpest challenge yet to Roe v. Wade, Arkansas adopted Wednesday what is by far the countrys most restrictive ban on abortion, at 12 weeks of pregnancy, around the time that a fetal heartbeat can be detected by abdominal ultrasound.
The law was passed by the newly Republican-controlled legislature over the veto of Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, who called it blatantly unconstitutional. On Tuesday the state Senate voted to override his veto by a vote of 20 to 14; on Wednesday the House enacted the bill into law by a vote of 55 to 33, with several Democrats joining the Republican majority.
The law contradicts the limit established by Supreme Court decisions, which give women a right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks into pregnancy, and abortion rights groups promised a quick lawsuit to block it.
Adoption of the law, called the Human Heartbeat Protection Act, is the first statewide victory for a restless emerging faction within the anti-abortion movement that has lost patience with the incremental whittling away at abortion rights the strategy of established groups like National Right to Life and the Catholic Church while they wait for a more sympathetic Supreme Court.
When is enough enough? asked the bills sponsor in the legislature, Senator Jason Rapert, a 40-year-old Republican and conservative Christian, who compared the more than 50 million abortions in the United States since Roe v. Wade, in 1973, to the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. Its time to take a stand.
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Why would a state which elects such a conservative legislature also elect a Democrat Executive. I don’t get it.
It’s a step in the right direction, but there is a way to go.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5).
Since God knows us before He forms us in the womb(beginning at conception), no one has the right to murder an unborn child at any point in the pregnancy.
The fraud machine only extends to certain levels of officials.
Every time I read about some mass murder where a couple of dozen kids are mowed down, I say to myself, “4,000 babies were murdered today.”
I think the Govship is out of sync with the legislature!
Bisbee should have never been elected!
Southern AR is Dem, Northwest AR is Highly Repub>
Hey we were so glad when the Nation elected Bill. We were tired of him and glad the people took him off our hands!
Nw AR tossed him out once I could not believe it when He was elected again! Post Frank White!
I live just across the Mississippi in Memphis, so I keep track of what happens there. The fraud machine seems to have to pick and choose its battles there.
I prefer the death by a thousand cuts approach to eliminating abortion.
tax the procedure making it more expensive
bury the doctors that perform it in paperwork
make the doctors that perform it take costly time consuming training constantly
make all clinics that perform abortion jump though so many regalatory hoops that it’s becomes hard to open or keep open an abortion clinc.
Start placing restrictions on where a clinic can be located (near a school or a church, ect) with specific criteria in mind to force most current clinics to move, which will drive many of them out of business because of the cost to move to a new location.
Make the clinics pay for ultrasounds
Implement a 48 hour waiting period.
Make the women watch a hour long film about fetal development.
the list could go on and on FOREVER. There is no need to just sit here and HOPE that someday we might have 5 votes on the Supreme Court, we can end this genocide this month just by using the same tactics the left uses on things like guns.
I agree. I don’t care if it’s not ideologically pure or consistent. It will save babies which is what we want.
While I would prefer a change in our culture do be the root cause of overturning Roe v Wade: I’m with you. Use every tool there is.
“Why would a state which elects such a conservative legislature also elect a Democrat Executive. I dont get it.”
Because the last time they elected a Republican, it was Huckabee. It’s hard to blame them for voting Democrat.
Onyx, do you or the guys have any new info on this?
That is the approach that the State of Missisippi has taken and there is only one left. It is in Jackson. A new law is about to shut that last one down!
The Lord willing we will be the first (of many) states that become completely abortion free.
Arkansas is a strange State, for it had a Democratic leglsator for the longest time. I was not even aware that its leglsator had swished to republican control. That must have happened in the last few years.
The reason for Arkansas’s democratic leglsator and governorship is probably the same reason most of the south was Solid Democrat for most of the last 150 years. It just took Arkansas a lot longer to get over it.
Why did it take Arkansas so long? Now that’s a good question!