Bizarre Abortion Bills to be Heard in Arizona House Today

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Several bills that would place stricter regulations on abortions will be heard in the Arizona state Legislature later today, and pro-choice groups aren't happy about it. In fact, one group calls the bills an "assault [on] a woman's dignity."

Aside from forcing abortion doctors to offer patients the opportunity to look at ultrasound images of the fetus -- a move to basically try to scare women out of having an abortion -- HB 2416 also adds stiffer regulations to the early abortion-by-pill that would subject the procedure to the same regulations as surgical abortion.


Doing so, officials from Planned Parenthood say, would block access of early-term abortions to women living in rural communities. The group says that by preventing early-term abortions by over-regulating the pill, it will lead to more late-term, potentially riskier abortions.

Two other bills to be heard in the House today, proposed by Republican Representative Steve Montenegro, would require women getting abortions to sign a document promising they aren't aborting the pregnancy based on the sex of the child. The other would force women to promise they aren't aborting their pregnancy based on race. Under the proposed law, anyone caught doing so could be slapped with a class-three felony.

As we learned a few weeks ago, there's no evidence suggesting women getting abortions for either of those reasons is even a problem in Arizona.

"There is no indication that this is even an issue," Planned Parenthood Arizona spokeswoman Cynde Cerf told New Times at the time.

Check back to Valley Fever throughout the day for updates.


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85014
85014

Rather than worrying about the economy our legislature is again focused on regulating a woman's body. Hypocritical ass holes. While they are pontificating about the good they are doing, maybe they should listen to this message from the U.S. Secretary of State, who recently had to deal with another group of assholes on the same subject. I am far more swayed by her explanations than I am from some elected fucknut from Litchfield Park:

http://keeptheballrolling.tumb...

jenna
jenna

"require women getting abortions to sign a document"What would that do? HIPAA laws prevent access to medical files. So, who is going to be going through these medical files to check compliance? Legislators? Nosy Sun City residents with a lot of time on their hands?

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Can we force legislators to give proof that we even need these bills before we let them waste time and money writing and proposing them? Seriously, is it really necessary for a doctor to grill the woman on WHY she is getting an abortion? I'm sure she's already feeling like shit that she's doing it in the first place and these idiots want them to be forced to sign a document that promises it wasn't for reasons which would be unacceptable to the AZ GOP dbags.

Also, I'm sure these women will sign regardless of the reasons they're doing it. These tools don't understand that signing a paper "promising" the abortion is not for a specific reason means nothing.

vic
vic

Until Steven Montenegro gives birth, I don't want to hear another thing out ofhis stupid mouth on this issue.

Guestymcguesterson
Guestymcguesterson

They don't want to regulate banks, but they wanna regulate your bodies... yeah, win one for the republicans. Smaller government my ass.Cant wait for the sheep to awake, and for the riots to start.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

The sheeple in this state have been asleep for so long that they will probably never wake up

FetusKletus
FetusKletus

Just heard on the radio a kid was named "Facebook."

This is why abortion needs to be as freely available as possible.

James King
James King

Like Facebook, our commenting section here at New Times is without the all-important "love" button.

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