Abortion foes have big plans for 2013
They will look to further regulate use of drugs, time when procedure can be done.
Hoping to continue building momentum in a Republicanrun state, abortion opponents are heading into the 2013 legislative session with another ambitious wish list, including a measure that would ban the procedure beginning in the 20th week of pregnancy.
That bill, which is still being written, would declare that a fetus can feel pain in the 20th week, an assertion many abortion rights supporters dispute.
Other legislation — some ffiled, most still in the planning stages — would further regulate the use of abortioninducing drugs, seek to cut ofl Planned Parenthood from any remaining Medicaid money and set up a system of stricter state inspections and audits of abortion clinics.
“We’re looking at a big prolife majority in the House and in the Senate, so we ought to expect some big pro-life accomplishments,” said state Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Min-