Anchorage lawmaker says she won't hear proposed abortion bill

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A State House Health and Social Services Committee Co-Chair and Democratic Representative, Ivy Spohnholtz of Anchorage, said, "She has no interest in making it illegal for women to get an important health care procedure," according to the associated press.

Spohnholtz was referring to a bill introduced on the last day of the regular legislative session by Republican Representative David Eastman of Wasilla. Eastman has been outspoken about his opposition to abortion.

The bill would define a "pre-born child" as a person from the time of conception. This bill remains in play for the next regular session, which starts in January. It comes as several states have taken steps to ban or severely restrict abortions.