Governor Beebe’s decision to veto the legislation moves him into waters that he has assiduously avoided throughout his governorship.Jay Barth, chairman of the Department of Politics & International Relations at Hendrix College • Discussing the veto of an Arkansas bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, performed by Democratic Governor Mike Beebe. Arkansas state law already sets abortion restrictions for women who are over 25 weeks pregnant, and this new bill’s ban represents the incremental efforts of the state’s anti-abortion interests. It may still become law, as well, despite the gubernatorial veto — it can be overrode by a mere majority vote, a rare event in Arkansas politics, but one that given the ideologically charged nature of this issue may come to pass regardless. source
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This right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or, as the District Court determined, in the Ninth Amendment’s reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.Justice Harry Blackmun delivered the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973. (via sonicbloom11)
Let’s start our own abortion industry.Rush Limbaugh • Trying to figure out how Republicans can win back some female supporters following Mitt Romney’s loss in the Presidential Election last night. (Just heard this on the radio. — SC)