Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Abortion Bill

What some people call the most aggressive abortion bill in the country… is one step closer to becoming law. After hearing public testimony , the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-2 in favor of the bill with an amendment.

The amendment makes room for provisions in the the cases of rape or incest. The committee voted down an amendment proposed by Democratic Senator Linda Coleman-Madison.  In that amendment, the state would have to provide prenatal care, and medical care for the child up to three years after birth.

Senator Clyde Chambliss (R) is carrying the bill through the house. He said that he will consider the amendment when the bill is read again on the Senate floor: “That is something that is of issue to me because obviously if we’re gonna force the issue, then we should be there to help.”

The Bill could head to the Senate as soon as Thursday.

 

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