Life and death in the House | Arkansas Blog

Monday, February 2, 2015

Life and death in the House

Posted By on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 2:43 PM

The House today passed the bill to prohibit allowing doctors to supervise by television a woman taking a pill that could lead to a miscarriage in the first nine weeks of pregnancy. The practice is not being done in Arkansas now, but you never know if someone might try and bring comprehensive medicine to rural areas by telemedicine. The vote was 83-4, with seven not voting and six voting present.

It was described as a "pro-life bill."

On the other side of the ledger, the House voted 95-0 for a bill to allow a family member of a victim of a capital crime to witness an execution of the person convicted of the crime. It also allows relatives and surviving victims of the crime to watch on closed circuit TV. It prohibits making a recording, audio or video of the execution.

I'd presume this is evidence of a lack of interest in ending the death penalty in Arkansas.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • City Board votes to table homeless feeding ordinance for 8 weeks, study with commission

    The Little Rock Board of Directors voted tonight to table for eight weeks an ordinance that homeless advocates say would severely limit the ability of charities to feed homeless people in city parks. Before the ordinance was punted, Vice Mayor Kathy Webb proposed a nine-member commission to study the issue and make recommendations to the board.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation