February 01, 2012

New Arizona Proposal Would Set Up 'Roe' Challenge

Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, said that Arizona already has fairly substantial laws requiring that women give "informed consent" before terminating a pregnancy. That includes everything from a discussion of the risks and a 24-hour waiting period to offering to let the woman see an ultrasound of the fetus. Smith acknowledged his goal in imposing new requirements is to convince women to decide against an abortion. But the most significant part of SB 1494 is that it would alter Arizona law to define human life as beginning at conception. Read more...

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