An update on the abortion issue: the Arkansas legislature, in it's infinite wisdom, has passed the toughest abortion law in the nation. Which just proves that nobody's life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness is safe when it's in session. It was vetoed by the governor and then quickly overridden.
The House approved Mayberry's 20-week abortion bill on an 80-10 vote last week. It had been previously approved by the Senate on a 25-7 vote.
Beebe's veto comes as Arkansas lawmakers are weighing stricter legislation that would prohibit abortions at 12 weeks into a pregnancy. Beebe has said he has concerns about that legislation's constitutionality as well. That measure is expected to go before a Senate panel Wednesday. ======================================== ===========
The only thing I can say is for all liberal or progressive citizens to get the HELL out of Arkansas...which is what I plan on doing, once I have enough money saved to relocate to another state!
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie ----------------------- Kierae
The state legislature is now controlled by right-wing GOP members who seem hell-bent on keeping Arkansas stuck in the 19th century. Already, one of the strictest abortion bills in the US has been passed and is waiting on the governor's desk for his signature.
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