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Senate approves bill requiring qualifications for abortions

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Mar 15, 2019 3:44 AM 3+ day ago

Senate approves bill requiring qualifications for abortions by Michael R. Wickline | March 15, 2019 at 2:36 a.m.

The Senate voted 29-5 to approve Senate Bill 448, by Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R-Branch, that would require physicians who perform or induce abortions to be board-certified, or eligible for such certification, in obstetrics and gynecology.

A violation of the requirement would be a Class D felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, and may result in the revocation, suspension or nonrenewal of the professional license of an abortion facility or physician, under the bill.

SB448 also would expand the definition of "viability" to include a fetus that, in a physician's judgment, can live outside the womb on life support "in light of the most advanced medical technology."

Arkansas Code 20-16-702 now defines a viable fetus as simply one that can live outside the womb.

Abortions of such fetuses are prohibited except to preserve the life or health of the mother or when the ...

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