Se­nate ap­proves born-alive pro­posal

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS - — Michael R. Wickline and John Mor­tiz

The Se­nate voted 32-0 to ap­prove a bill that would re­quire doc­tors to at­tempt to save ba­bies that are born alive dur­ing an abor­tion.

Se­nate Bill 148 by Sen. Gary Stub­ble­field, R-Branch, would “cre­ate born-alive in­fant pro­tec­tion.”

If an abor­tion re­sults in a live birth, the bill would re­quire the doc­tor to no­tify the mother, pro­vide im­me­di­ate med­i­cal care to the in­fant and call 911 if the birth does not take place in a hospi­tal.

Ar­kan­sas pro­hibits abor­tion past the 19th week of preg­nancy.

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