Arkansas House Panel OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins | LifeNews.com
Please pray that the Governor will sign this as well!
by Steven Ertelt
An Arkansas state House committee approved a ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on Tuesday approved the 12-week abortion ban on an 11-5 vote. An according to an AP report, “panel had approved the restriction by a voice vote earlier, but House Speaker Davy Carter sent it back to the panel after Democrats objected to the way it was handled.”
Now the full House will vote on the measure, along with another one that bans abortions after 20 weeks.
The Arkansas Senate voted in January for the bill that would ban virtually all abortions in the state. The measure would ban abortions at the point when a unborn child’s heart starts to beat.
At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children complete the development of their heart to the point that a heartbeat begins and the bill would stop abortions at that point. Read the rest at Arkansas House Panel OKs Ban on Abortions After Heartbeat Begins | LifeNews.com.