Bill To Expand Post-Birth Abortion Being Drafted
NEWS 10/06/2039 11:13 AM ET
Bill To Expand Post-Birth Abortion Being Drafted
by Ri Summers

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Debate on Jakkson's Law could begin before November.
Moves are afoot to expand the PBA buffer.

According to sources, Representative Jacob Taylor (D–Evanston) is in the process of drafting a bill which, if passed, will stretch the buffer time - the allotted time for a mother to seek an abortion postpartum - to three months.

The bill is tentatively titled Jakkson's Law after Jakkson Carlshew. The 1 year old was killed by his mother, Milwaukee resident Renise Blaney in 2037. Blaney was found to be suffering from postpartum depression and was later acquitted of murder charges.

It comes on the ten year anniversary of Clarke v. State of Tennessee, which was decided by the Supreme Court 6-3. The case legalized post-birth abortion for the first time, allocating a seven day postpartum buffer during which an abortion may be administered either by a health care professional or by the mother of the child.

PBA kits are available from major retailers upon application and presentation of valid medical evidence of the partum date.

The kit itself contains the CliniCare degradable patch which is laced with a barbiturate/cyanide solution. Within the patch is a wireless chip which is linked to the recipient's MediHelp wrist bar code (applied by the hospital after birth).

Furious Republican opposition was applied during Clarke until the Supreme Court ruled. Afterwards, it was decried by conservatives while liberals largely hailed it as a triumph for women's rights.

In the time since the decision arguments have centered on the pressure a seven day buffer creates for women dealing with the stress of caring for a newborn. New mothers have reported choosing an abortion out of fear of missing the deadline.

Democrats are reportedly gearing up for a similarly bitter conflict during the attempt to pass Jakkson's Law, but concern lingers as to whether the debate will adversely affect the health and safety of women across the country, who it is anticipated will be exposed to particularly harsh language from conservatives.

It has been illegal to make adverse comments about abortion in most places since President Stader expanded Kaley's law in 2031.

Sources also indicate the bill will have the full support of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the National Abortion Federation, and the American League for Parental Justice, as well as prominent women's organizations across the country.

Attempts to contact Rep. Taylor were unsuccessful.
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