Senate Vote on Race-Based Abortion Bill Set for Today

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As state legislators continue to waste their time -- and infinitely more important, your tax dollars -- coming up with solutions to problems that don't actually exist, the Arizona state Senate will vote today on a bill that would make having an abortion based on race or gender a felony.

The bill would require women having an abortion to sign a document promising they aren't aborting the pregnancy based on sex, and another promising 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.

However, as we've noted, there's no evidence to suggest that abortions being performed 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 last.

Rather, this is just a symbolic waste of time (and taxpayer money) that Cerf feels "is just to further damage the reputations of women who get an abortion."

"This bill is trying to create the impression that women and families have abortions based on race or sex," she continues.

The bill has already passed in the state House of Representatives. Senate approval would send the bill back to the House for modifications made in the Senate.

Check back for updates.

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Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Republicans are shooting themselves in the foot with the official state firearm.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

I'll bet Russell Pearce is really pissed that Utah beat us to it. Expect Utah's legislators to receive death threats now.

Cpebob
Cpebob

will they have to read women their Miranda rights prior to securing such a statement?

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

How is this even enforceable? How can anyone possibly prove, after the fact, that the baby was, indeed, aborted based on the race or gender of the child? Is the state going to sue people that they believe violate this idiotic legislation? More idiocy labeled as "legislation" by the conservative geniuses of Arizona.

GuestyMcGuesterson
GuestyMcGuesterson

They cannot prove what ones intentions are or were.. I can promise whatever the hell I want and not stay true to the promise, but as long as I keep my mouth shut, no one is the wiser.This bill is about as useful as the texting when driving legislation. Here's a senario:Texting/changing music/checking gps on a phone.Patrol officer notices this, and pulls me over.Officer states he believes I was texting on my phone, to which I reply "can you prove that?"Officer asks to see my phone, and being the informed citizen I am, I ask for a warrent...dead end for the cop.Again I'm left to ask; Why do we even pay the state government?

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