January 24, 2017

Arkansas House Favors Limiting Abortion

A day after thousands gathered for an abortion protest at the state Capitol, House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to restrict a procedure used to end hundreds of pregnancies a year in Arkansas. There was no debate on the floor after state Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-Hensley, presented House Bill 1032 to restrict dilation and evacuation abortions, and the legislation was passed 78-10. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. The procedure that would be banned by the bill is the most commonly used method of abortion for women in their second trimester, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Read more...

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