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House rejects Senate changes to Ga. abortion bill

ATLANTA (AP) -- House lawmakers have rejected an attempt by Georgia's Senate to loosen the restrictions on a bill that would generally ban abortions five months after conception.

House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday that the Senate changes to a bill from Rep. Doug McKillip were automatically rejected under House rules. The Senate can now decide whether to insist on its version or compromise.

The original proposal from Rep. Doug McKillip would have banned most abortions five months into a pregnancy. He made exceptions for when a pregnancy threatened the mother's life or physical health. The state Senate voted Monday to pass a changed version of the bill that would allow a doctor to perform an abortion after five months if he diagnosed the fetus with a fetal defect.

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kevin 2 years, 4 months ago

Let's start calling "abortion" what is really is: MURDER. Please look up the definistion in your school books. When you take the life of a person, it is called murder. Quit trying to make it "politically correct."

The same penalty for murder on the streets should be applied to this srot of crime as well. What is this world coming to when we can take murder and change it for our convienence to a lessor crime? What kind of peole live in this country? No wonder evil falls on this country every year. The worse is not far behind.

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 4 months ago

Bills like this and the bill to ban illegals from the University System of Georgia are nothing more than election year ploys to rally the conservative base of the Republican Party to show up at the polls in November.

The Georgia GOP doesn't really care about abortion or illegal immigration, they're just using these emotionally-charged issues as a way to distract from their well-documented ethical shortcomings in an election year, shortcomings that typically involve taking unlimited amounts of money and gifts from highly-paid lobbyists hired by well-funded mega-corporate interests to advance legislation that is beneficial to them and often ONLY them.

The Georgia General Assembly cares about as much about restricting and banning abortion as they do about enforcing and abiding by standards of ethics, which isn't very much, if any, according to recent reports that find Georgia to be dead last at enforcing laws.

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