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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Heartbeat" Abortion Ban Rejected in Wyoming but Easily Passes Arkansas Senate

Feminist Majority Foundation:  Wyoming House Rejects Heartbeat Bill:

Yesterday a Wyoming state House committee voted 5 to 3 to reject a bill that would have prohibited abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. . . .

Feminist Majority Foundation:  "Fetal Heartbeat" Bill Passes in AK Senate:

The Arkansas state Senate passed the Human Heartbeat Protection Act in a 28 to 6 decision Thursday. This act would require women who are seeking to terminate their pregnancies to undergo a vaginal ultrasound, reported Reuters. If the probe is able to detect a fetal heartbeat, the woman would not be allowed to undergo an abortion on the grounds that a fetus with a heartbeat is a human being. . . .

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