This time, state Sen. Rapert didn’t get the extreme, anti-choice legislation he hoped for.
When is a bill not really about “saving babies?” When it’s about paving a future run for office.
If the Arkansas legislature had a motto for its 2013 session, it would probably be “Want to have sex? Make babies.”
Once an anti-choicer’s done all he can to ban abortion, his next logical move is to cut off birth control access.
The question now is whether the ban will go into effect in June, or if it is enjoined while the legal challenges occur.
The GOP is highly concerned about fiscal responsibility, unless the money is being wasted defending unconstitutional abortion bans.
Rapert knows his heartbeat ban is constitutionally sound. He just can’t tell you who told him so.