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'Fetal Pain' Law Advances in Georgia

Measure to restrict abortions after 20 weeks clears Senate panel

(Newser) - Georgia is a step closer to becoming the latest state to restrict abortions based on the principle of "fetal pain." The measure would outlaw nearly all abortions after 20 weeks, which is when the bill's supporters say the fetus can feel pain, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Opponents... More »

Woman Sues to Block Idaho's 'Fetal Pain' Law

She's believed to be first in country to challenge such laws

(Newser) - Abortion bans based on “fetal pain” are highly controversial , but until now, no one is believed to have filed a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality. Jennie Linn McCormack of Idaho became the first when she filed suit against her state’s new law, which bans abortions after the 20-week mark... More »

Kansas Bans Late-Term Abortions

Brownback signs controversial abortion bills

(Newser) - A bill effectively banning late-term abortions in Kansas has been signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback. The bill bans abortions after 22 weeks gestation except where necessary to save the mother from death or serious injury, based on the controversial belief that fetuses can feel pain, Politico reports. Similar... More »

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