Senate approves born-alive proposal
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.