Arizona Senate OKs Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks | LifeNews.com: The Arizona state Senate has approved a measure that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain at least at that point in development, if not sooner. The vote was 20 to 10, with one Republican joining Democrats in opposition and the legislation now heads to the Arizona state House.
Sen. Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix, is the main sponsor of HB 2036 and she cited testimony of a doctor who said that a 20-week fetus has sensory receptors all over its body. She also said there is evidence that the later along a pregnancy, the greater the chance of complications for the mother.
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