Thursday, March 7, 2013
Does Arkansas's 12-Week Abortion Ban Resemble European Regulation of Abortion?
The Atlantic: Arkansas Just Adopted a French-Style Abortion Policy, by Garance Franke-Ruta:
The state's new law restricting abortions to the first 12 weeks is blatantly unconstitutional -- and not that different from what a lot of European nations have in place.
One of the great ironies of American abortion-rights law is that it is one of the few areas of social regulation where America is to the left of Europe. The latest explosion in one of the laboratories of democracy is a piece of legislation in Arkansas outlawing abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy, which passed this week when the Republican legislature overruled the gubernatorial veto of Democrat Mike Beebe. . . .