State Rep. Kimberly Yee Sneaks Her Dead Abortion Bill Into Senate

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Here's a feature of the Arizona Legislature that Republican state Rep. Kimberly Yee is happy about -- how her bill regulating contracts between the state and private attorneys, passed by the House a month a go, went to the Senate and magically turned into her abortion bill that was previously killed in committee.

That's the beauty of a strike-everything amendment, as Sen. Steve Yarbrough's amendment to replace every word of House Bill 2036 with the exact language of Yee's H.B. 2838, which was stalled in its first committee assignment.

The language of Yee's bill would ban abortions of fetuses more than 20 weeks old, based on the "fetal pain" concept.

The jury's still out on whether that's actually a fact.

Thanks to a 6-2 Senate Judiciary Committee vote yesterday, the new H.B. 2036, if passed by the Senate, heads back to the House for a vote without those pesky committees.

The amendment may have stayed under the radar for a bit longer were it not for Planned Parenthood Arizona, which sent out an alert of the replacement language.

According to Planned Parenthood, an ob-gyn testified before the House Health Committee -- where the bill initially stalled -- claiming the bill could put "doctors at risk of prosecution and punitive unprofessional conduct censure" since the accuracy of gestational age isn't quite exact.

"Representative Kimberly Yee, the bill's sponsor, is asking the state to force physicians to provide bad medicine to Arizona women," Michelle Steinberg, Planned Parenthood Arizona's director of public policy, says in a statement. "This is not about protecting women; this is about politicians and extreme lobbying groups pushing their own agenda."

You can find Yarbrough's amendment to the bill by clicking here, and the Senate fact sheet on the amendment by clicking here.


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Olson
Olson

I used to believe that all Chinese were at least normally intelligent.  That impression changes quickly once Kim opens her mouth.   Seriously dumb and religiously delusional.  She nearly qualifies as VP material for Sanctorum.

Anne Breen
Anne Breen

If this bill passes prohibiting off label uses of mifepristone what will happen to my FDA approval to take mifepristone (Mifeprex)for my recurrent meningioma brain tumor?  And the recent FDA approval of Mifepristone for Cushing's disease syndrome and depression?
To read more about safe off label use of mifepristone for other medical conditions please visit my blog at http://gbyay.blogspot.com

Albert
Albert

These idiots need to read the Constitution... The right to have an abortion is a PROTECTED... UNENUMERATED RIGHT!!!!!!!  This is understood because the Constitution doesn't give the Federal Government any control over a persons body and what the decide to do with it. That's a fact... It's not listed anywhere in Article One of the Constitution, or anywhere else. And then we have the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments. 

This is the reason why we have the Ninth Amendment, because the First Congress couldn't write out EVERY Right a CITIZEN had.

Ninth Amendment- 
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. 

Fourteenth Amendment-  
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.********** No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;********** nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. 

The section between the the stars prohibit states and all government from PASSING and ENFORCING any LAW/RULE that interferes, restricts with a citizens Enumerated or even Unenumerated Constitutional Rights. This definitely Applies to ALL ARIZONA STATE LEGISLATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Igotaturtlehead
Igotaturtlehead

@libertarianinLA:disqus You're an idiot. But thanks for playing anyway.

slippery mike
slippery mike

DOUCHE:something yo mama shouda done to you!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 The only threat to the nuclear family is ignorance.

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