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Pro-life Proclamations

Posted in News on: January 24th, 2013
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In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court case which legalized abortion in America, the Arizona House and Senate, along with Governor Brewer issued proclamations denouncing the unconstitutional decision.

View the proclamations here:

Arizona Senate | Arizona House of Representatives | Governor Brewer

The following legislators signed the pro-life proclamation:


  • Nancy Barto
  • Andy Biggs
  • Judy Burges
  • Rich Crandall
  • Chester Crandell
  • Adam Driggs
  • Gail Griffin
  • John McComish
  • Al Melvin
  • Rick Murphy
  • Steve Pierce
  • Don Shooter
  • Kelli Ward
  • Bob Worsley
  • Steve Yarbrough
  • Kimberly Yee

House of Representatives

  • John Allen
  • Brenda Barton
  • Sonny Borrelli
  • Paul Boyer
  • Doug Coleman
  • Lupe Contreras
  • Eddie Farnsworth
  • Thomas Forese
  • Doris Goodale
  • David Gowan
  • Rick Gray
  • Lydia Hernandez
  • John Kavanagh
  • Adam Kwasman
  • Debbie Lesko
  • David Livingston
  • Phil Lovas
  • J.D. Mesnard
  • Darin Mitchell
  • Steve Montenegro
  • Justin Olson
  • Ethan Orr
  • Warren Petersen
  • Justin Pierce
  • Frank Pratt
  • Bob Robson
  • Carl Seel
  • T.J. Shope
  • Steve Smith
  • David Stevens
  • Bob Thorpe
  • Andy Tobin
  • Kelly Townsend

The text of the proclamations read:

“Whereas, on January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that states may not enforce laws prohibiting abortion; and

Whereas, in the forty years since those decisions, the lives of over fifty million preborn children have been terminated; and

Whereas, many mothers have been physically and psychologically harmed by abortion; and

Whereas, women have faced dangerous conditions and substandard medical care in abortion clinics across the country, including at least one Arizona clinic where a woman needlessly lost her life after a botched abortion; and

Whereas, countless women and men live with the emotional scars of the tragic and painful choice to have an abortion; and 

Whereas, no right to abortion is rooted in the traditions of the American people and no national right to abortion is conferred by the Constitution of the United States; and 

Whereas, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton have no basis in the text or history of the Constitution of the United States; and

Whereas, human life founded on inherent and inalienable rights is entitled to the full protection of law and due process and the U.S. Supreme Court’s abortion decisions have failed to protect the lives of preborn children. 


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Arizona:

  1. That the Members of the House of Representatives and Senate express their sorrow at the loss of life and the physical and psychological harm caused by forty years of legalized abortion.
  2. That the Members of the House of Representatives and Senate shall make every effort to secure for preborn children at every stage of development all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to persons, citizens, and residents of this State, until the decisional interpretations of the United States Constitution by the United States Supreme Court provide protection for every human being.
  3. That the Members of the House of Representatives and Senate shall make the health and safety of women in this State a priority by requiring that abortion providers meet standards that protect women from unsanitary facilities and unsafe practices.”

The Governor’s proclamation concluded with:

Now therefore, I, Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim my continued dedication and commitment to protect the health of women and lives of preborn children, and to steadfastly pursue decisional interpretations of the United States Constitution by the United States Supreme Court that provide protection for every human being. 

Posted by Josh Kredit

Josh is Legal Counsel at Center for Arizona Policy. He feels called to use his legal education to advocate for the foundational values CAP advocates for at the state Capitol.

4 Responses

  1. Susan M Lopez says:

    Though we still cry out to God with a repentant heart for our city, state & nation’s participation in the killing of babies, I am most grateful for a Governor who is boldly pro-life along with other listed Senators & Representatives of the State of Arizona . We pray for a continued support all that agrees with God’s gift of life as well as the lifting up of marriage as God-ordained, one man and one woman which form a family to reproduce, nurture, train, and raise up responsibly to serve God and others. You are in our prayers!

  2. Mrs. Ruby Harris says:

    I am so glad to live in a state where the governor and statesmen
    reverence life in all its stages. Thank you to each of you and to the CAP who has rallied the support. Makes me proud to be an Arizonan!

  3. Donna D Elder says:

    Amen! Thankful for those who stand for the voiceless babies. May the importants of life be one of our goals!

  4. Linda Athens says:

    This is absolutely great! God bless Governor Brewer and all those backing this. Until this horrible massacre in the worst of ways is stopped completely, we cannot expect God to continue to pour out his many blessings.

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