Center for Arizona Policy Reminds Everyone Its Pathetic Laws Go Into Effect Today

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Thanks to Center for Arizona Policy legislative council Josh Kredit, we were reminded today of all the mostly useless laws "supported" by CAP that are going into effect today.

Kredit posted the list of CAP's bills that were passed by the Legislature and are going into effect today, which are a great public service to just about nobody.

For example, "The Arizona Commission on the Arts cannot use taxpayer dollars on programs that include obscenity or that desecrate or dishonor religious objects or the Arizona or American flags."

The lobbying organization, which describes itself as being "dedicated to influencing our culture through the proclamation of biblical truth," has now seen 114 of its ideas turn into laws since 1995.

We presume they don't keep track of the bills they influence legislators against when they're too gay or something.

Anyway, Kredit says the new laws are thanks to you, Arizona voter, "...because you turned out and voted your values that these laws are a reality."

Here are the blessings to Arizona law that Kredit listed:

LIFE:
  • Abortion clinics must post signs in their waiting rooms letting women know that it is illegal for them to be pressured by anyone - including boyfriends and clinic staff - into having an abortion.
  • Women must have their ultrasound and the opportunity to view the image of their preborn child at least 24 hours before having an abortion.
  • Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) must create an informed consent website for women considering abortion so they can get the facts about the life growing inside them.
  • When a woman discovers that her child may have a life-threatening birth defect, she must be informed about the support that is available to her, including perinatal hospice.
  • Planned Parenthood will no longer be able to come into public schools and promote abortions as the preferred option over childbirth and adoption.
  • Parents cannot file a lawsuit against a doctor claiming that their child with a disability would have been better off aborted.
  • Abortion providers are disqualified from eligibility for the Working Poor Tax Credit.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY:
  • Arizonans can now claim an additional tax credit for donations to School Tuition Organizations, with this new tax credit going specifically to students stuck on waiting lists to attend the school of their parents' choice.
  • Children in public schools and libraries will be better protected from exposure to online pornography because online filters must be installed on public computers.
  • Students attending failing public schools will be eligible for Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Account program to attend the school of their parents' choice.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY:
  • Arizona's professionals licensed by the state cannot have their licenses threatened because of the free exercise of their religious beliefs.
  • Religious organizations cannot be forced by the government to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs or contraception if it violates their religious beliefs.
  • University and college professors cannot be denied tenure because of their political or religious beliefs.
  • The Arizona Commission on the Arts cannot use taxpayer dollars on programs that include obscenity or that desecrate or dishonor religious objects or the Arizona or American flags.

JUDICIAL REFORM:
  • Proponents of a ballot measure will have legal standing to defend a proposition if it is ever challenged in court.

Two of CAP's new laws will not be going into effect today, as they're facing legal challenges: A ban on abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy, and a ban on Planned Parenthood from providing care to participants in the state's Medicaid program.

Next up: no more strippers.


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robert_graham
robert_graham

There is nothing pathetic about these new laws.  They are good laws.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

"The Arizona Commission on the Arts cannot use taxpayer dollars on programs that include obscenity or that desecrate or dishonor religious objects or the Arizona or American flags"

 

Well I can see a first amendment challenge in this one right off the bat. Who the hell are they to tell he that what I might consider a joke is considered a 'dishonor' to their religion.

 

Isn't this EXACTLY what is being complained about right now in regards to the islamic extremists who commit violence because someone else, in their opinion, 'dishonored' their religious object? What a bunch of sanctimonious hypocrites!

wherewasi
wherewasi

Cathi Herrod is a sanctimonious bitch and her followers are a coven of brainwashed zombies.

restitutiontouscitizensfirst
restitutiontouscitizensfirst

OK.  So my paintings of gay people hanging from crosses are no longer freedom of speech, no longer my expression of my agony over contemporary Bible interpretation but is now considered to be a "desecration?"  Next, the Christian Taliban will consider any critique, any opposition, anything other than the standard Biblical interpretation to be a hate crime? 

ProudToBeALiberal
ProudToBeALiberal

"Abortion clinics must post signs in their waiting rooms letting women know that it is illegal for them to be pressured by anyone - including boyfriends and clinic staff - into having an abortion."

 

But it is perfectly legal to pressure/coerce/force/threaten a woman to NOT have an abortion.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

"Planned Parenthood will no longer be able to come into public schools and promote abortions as the preferred option over childbirth and adoption"

 

What?  They never did this before.  What a stupid law!

wanumba
wanumba

The Talibornagain strikes again.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

And here, we do have a list of the CAP Shira Laws.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

How is CAP registered with the IRS?  They are clearly lobbyists, no where close to a non-profit, and bold enough to post a list of THEIR bills.

 

Gosh, I wish we had either a CA or a state AG that didn't live with their heads planted firmly up their own asses.

guest
guest

this all sounds fine.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

And we call the Taliban extremists because........................................?

ProudToBeALiberal
ProudToBeALiberal

 @TaxpayingVoter How can PP do this, when there is already an AZ (& federal law, I believe) that abstinence-only is the only allowed sex education program in our schools.

 

My daughter's MS had some outfit from Tucson come in to teach the "Worth the Wait" program to the students. Thankfully, parental opt-IN is also required in AZ, so I was able to shield my daughter from this pseudo-scientific Christian Taliban crap. This POS program teaches girls that sex is all their fault, that boy's "just can't help themselves" so it's up to the girl to be the responsible one and watch what she wears and how she acts and that she is the only one that can stop sex from happening.

 

I refuse to allow anyone to teach that BS to my children. I teach them the facts and tell them the truth, no matter what question they ask. Do I hope that they wait until they're emotionally and mentally ready to handle the responsibility? Absolutely. But I live in the real world.

 

Teach children the truth and give them the tools they need to make informed decisions and they'll make the right decisions for themselves.

 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 @TaxpayingVoter CAP IS Stupid.  The Christian Taliban in action.

 

I really wish someone would look into their IRS tax status!

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

 @guest You're apparently new to trolling. Try different bait. With luck and practice you'll soon be a master baiter.

phxjustice
phxjustice

 @shadeaux14 At least the Taliban is open and honest about their goals and actions.  CAP likes to hide in the shadows.

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