Nebraska passed the first of the laws last year and has since been followed by Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The laws clash with Supreme Court rulings that say abortion can only be banned if the fetus is viable, a point usually reached at the 24th week of pregnancy, the Times reported.
Mary Spaulding Balch, director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee, said, “The purpose of this type of bill is to focus on the humanity of the unborn child. Fetal pain is something that people who are in the middle on the abortion issue can relate to,” the Times reported. .. [Read More]
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