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Arizona 40 Days for Life Campaign Kicks off in 4 Cities!

Posted in Life on: September 25th, 2013
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Come join the Arizona pro-life movement for the kickoff of the 40 Days for Life campaign! In Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, and Chandler friends will be gathering outside abortion clinics to pray for women, preborn children, and for the end of abortion.

The campaign starts today and concludes November 3.

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Video: Abortion. No matter what. — The Planned Parenthood Project

Posted in Life on: September 19th, 2013
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Planned Parenthood is about abortion. No matter what.

It is appalling that Planned Parenthood is taking advantage of vulnerable women in Arizona and around the country – purely to turn a profit. Women with crisis pregnancies need loving and caring people to come around them in support during their time of need. In a new video, Students for Life exposes the tactics of the largest abortion business in Arizona and the United States.

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Arizona School Choice Recap

Posted in Marriage & Family on: September 18th, 2013
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It has long been the view of Center for Arizona Policy that parents should have as many options as possible available to them for how to educate their children. After all, parents should have the fundamental right to direct the education and upbringing of their children.

Here are a few significant CAP-supported school choice bills signed into law this past session that further this mission:

School ChoiceSB 1363 – This legislation dealt with Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. The ESA program was established in 2011 and provides monetary assistance to parents to be used for a variety of educational options in place of their child attending a traditional public school. Specifically, it focuses on students with the greatest need for educational options and the categories of students that are qualified students in schools or school districts with an achievement profile grade of “D” or “F,” students previously participating in the Arizona Scholarships for Pupils Disabilities program, students in foster care who were adopted or who have a plan for permanent adoption, and children whose parents are in the United States military.

The first change that SB 1363 made to the ESA program was to allow those entering into kindergarten, who would otherwise be qualified for the program, to be eligible for the program. Prior to this change, a student was needlessly required to attend kindergarten before obtaining eligibility for the program.

The second change made by SB 1363 was to increase the funding available to parents in the ESA program. The importance of this change cannot be overstated because it increases the funding available for most ESAs from $3,800 to $5,400 per school year.

HB 2458 – This legislation also dealt with the ESA program and put into statute key anti-fraud provisions in order to protect the program from abuse while also ensuring families still have the opportunity to utilize the school choice benefits of the program.

Both of these laws build on the successes of the legislature in recent years to expand educational options for Arizona parents. The impact of the ESA program is only starting to be realized, and it is the hope of Center for Arizona Policy that many more Arizona families can benefit from this groundbreaking program.

Center for Arizona Policy is committed to programs like the ESA program and the School Tuition Organization scholarships because children deserve to get the best education attainable and parents have the fundamental right to make the choices for their children’s education.

Watch my personal testimonial video on school choice. 

 

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The Hypocrisy of Abortion

Posted in Life on: September 16th, 2013
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-This post was written by CAP Communications Coordinator Tyler Hudgins

54,000,000 plus and counting. On its face – it just seems like a really big number.

However, this number represents something much more than just eight meaningless digits. Each one represents a precious and innocent life brought to an unnatural end. It’s unsettling that our society has normalized one of the greatest human tragedies the world has ever seen.

And, this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface in calculating the number of women and families harmed by abortion.

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Arizona Family Council Protecting Children in Schools

Posted in Marriage & Family on: September 12th, 2013
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Center for Arizona Policy is deeply committed to protecting the family and creating awareness about the harms of pornography. Over the years we’ve worked to pass legislation to protect children from exposure to online pornography, like the 2012 law that required public schools and libraries to have online filters. Our friends at the Arizona Family Council have been a tremendous ally to expose the harms of porn.

As a parent, you want to know that when your child is in school they are being kept safe while using technology.
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