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AZ Moves to Protect Mothers, Abortion Lobby Cries Foul ^ | August 3, 2012 | Steven Aden

Posted on 08/03/2012 9:15:18 AM PDT by Kaslin

To protect mothers as well as their preborn children, Arizona lawmakers passed H.B. 1036—a bill banning elective abortions after 20 weeks.

Although the legislation was aptly titled “The Mother’s Health and Safety Act,” the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights sued to block its implementation. But a federal judge just ruled for mothers, and as a result, the law will take effect in Arizona.

Arizona now joins Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, all of which already have bans on abortion after 20 weeks in place. And these complement 20 other states that have bans on abortion after 12 weeks.

These 27 states notwithstanding, the Center for Reproductive Rights responded to the judgment in favor of H.B. 1036 with the usual distorted rancor: “The federal judge overseeing the Center for Reproductive Rights’ case denied our request to block the most extreme abortion ban in the country.”

Again, there is literally no way “The Mother’s Health and Safety Act” can be “the most extreme abortion ban in the country,” as 20 other states have bans that start at 12 weeks instead of 20.

But I suppose the CRR would prefer not let the facts get in the way.

CRR added that the judgment in favor of H.B. 1036 “green lights an unconstitutional law banning pre-viability abortions—with almost no exceptions. A woman facing devastating complications in her pregnancy will have to risk her health and well-being unless she is facing a life-threatening emergency.”

Of course, this is just about par for the course from an abortion advocacy group like CRR—the scare tactics about the terror women will now face because of the terror they cannot unleash on their preborn children is placed front and center, not to mention that CRR completely ignores the terror women themselves face after having a late-term abortion.

Yet the truth is demonstrably at odds with the claims of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “The medical evidence presented during committee hearings make it clear that abortions after 20 weeks present a much greater risk to the life of the women. There is also substantial medical evidence that preborn children can feel pain at this age.” The court agreed.

But this won’t matter to those for whom abortion is sacrosanct.

To them, consequences of abortion matter far less than access to abortion. It’s got to be abortion every day, all the time, or it’s simply not acceptable.

Thank God Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature have taken the consequences into account and decided the threat to both mother and child is too great to be ignored.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: abortion; aclu; janbrewer

1 posted on 08/03/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The antional advertising that needs to happen is a series of stories of women who die at clinics - the narrator says, “More women die today at health care clinics than in battle. More women die today than 70 years ago. Aboration is not as safe as the clinics report.”

2 posted on 08/03/2012 9:30:58 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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“More women die today than 70 years ago”

I have been saying that for years. Before Roe v Wade abortions were rare.

We know that any medical procedure could go wrong and could result in the death of the patient.

When you figure it as a percentage of all procedures. Fewer abortions before Roe v Wade would mean fewer woman died as a result.

Today with the vast number of abortions being performed the number of woman that have died as a result have to be greater then before Roe v Wade.

And if recent news reports are to be believed the places were abortions are being performed are not much better then they were pre Roe V Wade.

I will go on the record as saying abortions will be banned at some point in the future even if it takes a constitutional amendment.

The tide is turning. The big social uproar we are living through right now is conservative America waking up to what the left has created, and beginning to push back.

3 posted on 08/03/2012 9:47:57 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I served with the 1st/ 503rd way back in 1966)
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To: q_an_a

Seems like the rest of the country should follow AZ lead in most political ideals.

4 posted on 08/03/2012 10:00:45 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: Moleman

The abortion issue is a waste of time. More laws aren’t needed. You start first by winning the culture war. Convince people of your views and you will never have to pass a single law. People need to spend more time on themselves and stop being carebears to those who dont want it. Don’t like abortion, fine. Teach your children that and live your life that way. Same goes for contraception. Don’t like it... Don’t use it. The last thing we need are more mouth breathing knowitalls jamming their viewpoints down everyone’s throat through unnecessary legislation.

Again, mind your own business and fix your own lives before trying to fix everyone else. Abortion is a stupid distraction from issues that actually matter. The religious always come with their message of salvation, with nine inch nails hidden behind their back, ready to crucify anyone who dares question their twisted man made view of god and his laws.

5 posted on 08/03/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Kaslin

Sad Day for America - The HHS Mandate Goes into Effect
August 2, 2012 -

This day — August 1 — is a dark one for religious freedom in the United States. The Obama administration’s requirement that all insurance plans cover contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs — the HHS mandate — goes into effect today. This requirement is now binding on countless employers who have religious and moral objections to providing such insurance. This is not a dispute about contraception or abortion, but about our constitutional order: All Americans, regardless of whether they share those objections, should protest the Obama administration’s willful assault on religious liberty.

6 posted on 08/03/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: drunknsage


7 posted on 08/03/2012 2:43:40 PM PDT by Shethink13
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the problem is taht all the “involved” people Chathlic EWTN, Right to life groups don’t pool their efforts and make the statement they talk in the same tiny cubicle to their own followers and wonder why there are so few changes in public “knowledge”

8 posted on 08/03/2012 4:01:39 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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