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February-04-97

Arkansas House Passes Bill Banning D&X Procedure

The Arkansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1351 on February 3rd (59-14) which would ban the late term abortion procedure know as D&X. The procedure is used when the health or life of the woman having the abortion is in danger. Opponents of the bill claim that it is unconstitutional because it does not make exceptions for women whose lives are endangered unless they have the abortion. The bill would also make doctors who perform the procedure liable to a felony charge with up to six months in prison and a $10,000 fine

Media Resources: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - February 3, 1997