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Democrats Respond to Georgia Abortion Bill with New Act - jaxx - 02-21-2012 11:20 PM
Democrats Respond to Georgia Abortion Bill with New Act
The Anti-Vasectomy Act would regulate vasectomies performed in Georgia, authors of the proposed bill say.
By Patch Staff
February 21, 2012
<..> If passed, HB 954 would criminalize abortions after 20 weeks and make exceptions more strict, effectively changing current laws allowing abortions up until the third trimester. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the penalty would be anywhere from one to 10 years in prison, if convicted of performing an abortion after that time. (Editor's Note: See the attached PDF for the full bill.)
<..> “Thousands of children are deprived of birth in this state every year because of the lack of state regulation over vasectomies,” Rep. Yasmin Neal, author of the bill. “It is patently unfair that men can avoid unwanted fatherhood by presuming that their judgment over such matters is more valid than the judgment of the General Assembly, while women’s ability to decide is constantly up for debate throughout the United States.”
Good for them fighting back.