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SB 149 - Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act - Arkansas Key Vote

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Title: Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act

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Title: Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortion if the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits abortion except to save the life of the pregnant individual in a medical emergency (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that performance of the procedure is an unclassified felony, punishable by a fine to great than $100,000, up to 10 years in prison, or both (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the act does not authorize the charging of individuals with criminal offenses in the death of their own unborn child nor does it prohibit the sale and use of contraceptive aids (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes an affirmative defense for physicians whose medical treatment results in the accidental death of or injury to the unborn child (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the act will become effective if the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe. v. Wade or upon the passage of an amendment to the United States Constitution that would permit the state of Arkansas to do so (Sec. 2).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that prohibits abortion if the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits abortion except to save the life of the pregnant individual in a medical emergency (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that performance of the procedure is an unclassified felony, punishable by a fine to great than $100,000, up to 10 years in prison, or both (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the act does not authorize the charging of individuals with criminal offenses in the death of their own unborn child nor does it prohibit the sale and use of contraceptive aids (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes an affirmative defense for physicians whose medical treatment results in the accidental death of or injury to the unborn child (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the act will become effective if the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe. v. Wade or upon the passage of an amendment to the United States Constitution that would permit the state of Arkansas to do so (Sec. 2).

Title: Establishes The Arkansas Human Life Protection Act

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