The polls closed last night at 7 p.m. for many city elections across Arizona. This doesn’t mean that the city election season is over though. In most cases for these elections, a candidate must receive more than 50% of the vote in order to be declared the winner. If no candidate receives this much, a run-off election is scheduled typically for November. For example, in the Phoenix Mayor race, there were six candidates. Wes Gullet and Greg Stanton received the most votes, but neither crossed the 50% mark, so they will face off on November 8. (more…)
As pro-life advances continue in state legislatures and courts, a life movement of a different kind is having an impact on the abortion industry. New research shows that an increasing number of obstetricians and gynecologists are unwilling to perform abortions.
In the September 2011 issue of the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, a survey of 1,144 practicing OB/GYN’s found that 97 percent of the doctors encountered patients seeking an abortion. Only 14 percent of those doctors performed the abortion in those circumstances. While the study did not survey the percent of those doctors who provided referrals for abortions, the numbers are still telling – the vast majority of doctors want nothing to do with abortion. (more…)
Maricopa County Community College’s Governing Board is considering adding “gender identity” to the district’s non-discrimination policies. Center for Arizona Policy submitted this letter explaining why these changes should not be approved.
August 23, 2011
President, Office of the Governing Board
Maricopa Community Colleges
2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Dear Mr. Lumm,
By way of brief introduction, Center for Arizona Policy is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization dedicated to family-friendly public policy. The Center is supported by tens of thousands of concerned citizens across Arizona.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit challenging HB 2384, which was signed by Governor Brewer earlier this year. Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) drafted and supported this legislation that ensures that donations to organizations that provide, promote, or provide referrals for abortion do not qualify for the state’s Working Poor Tax Credit. (more…)