Friday, 17 February 2017

Rapist's Charter

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The Independent reports that new law in Arkansas will give rapists the ability to prevent women from having an abortion by introduction a blanket ban on ending  pregnancies after 14 weeks gestation.

At present women in America are protected by the Supreme Court’s  decision in 1973 case of Roe versus Wade which provides the right to have a safe abortion up until the foetus would be viable outside the womb, around 22 weeks of pregnancy.



  


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/arkansas-abortion-law-that-will-let-rapists-sue-victims-husbands-second-trimester-a7561066.html

Arkansas passes law allowing rapists to sue victims who want an abortion

Activists say state's blanket ban on the safest form of second trimester abortion could be ruled unconstitutional

Pro-choice campaigners rally in defence of abortion rights Getty Images

A pregnant woman's husband will have the power to stop her from having an abortion, even in cases of spousal rape, under a new law introduced in the US state of Arkansas.

Most second trimester abortions will also be banned by Act 45 - the Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act - which will make it possible for husbands to sue doctors who carry out abortions for civil damages, or get an injunction to block the termination.

The pro-life law, which was pushed through in just two months by the state's Republican government, prohibits all dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures, in which the physician removes the foetus from the womb with surgical tools.