A Republican lawmaker is proposing a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. State Senator Bryant Richardson introduced a bill yesterday that could charge doctors with a felony for providing abortions to women more than five months pregnant. According to the bill, the 20 week mark is when a fetus can begin feeling pain. Scientific research puts that point somewhere between 20 and 27 weeks. The state currently allows abortion up to the point in a pregnancy when there is a reasonable likelihood of the fetus' survival outside the uterus.
Source: 24/7 News