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Pro-life Progress

Posted in Life on: April 1st, 2014
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Great news.

Starting today and thanks to a Federal District Court seeing through a last ditch effort by Planned Parenthood to stop it, several common sense health and safety standards are now in effect that further protect women and preborn children from the dangerous and deadly practices of the abortion industry.

Cathi memeCAP President Cathi Herrod put it best: “When Planned Parenthood loses, women win.”

Sponsored by Senator Kimberly Yee and signed into law in 2012 as part of the Mother’s Health and Safety Act, these standards require that:

  • The abortion pill must be dispensed in line with Federal Food and Drug Administration protocol, which requires the pill only be dispensed in the first seven weeks of a pregnancy. Currently, abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood ignore this protocol and distribute the abortion pill through nine weeks.
  • Doctors who perform surgical abortions must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion clinic.
  • Any time an ambulance is needed at an abortion clinic, the incident must be reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Signs must be posted in abortion clinics informing women that it is illegal for anyone to coerce them into having an abortion.

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Why would anyone oppose these standards?

Posted in Life on: January 29th, 2014
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CAP President Cathi Herrod put it best this week when she went on NBC 12 with Mark Curtis to debate the new abortion clinic regulations that DHS released this week:

“This is not a pro-life or pro-choice issue. These are common sense regulations.”

The purpose of these provisions, which were a part of the 2012 Mother’s Health and Safety Act, sponsored by Sen. Kimberly Yee is simple: they are a step toward protecting women’s health and safety in Arizona. Regardless of where you stand on abortion, why would you oppose only dispensing the dangerous and deadly abortion pill in line with FDA protocol? Or why shouldn’t doctors who perform surgical abortions – which come with countless risks – have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals?

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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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Medicaid Expansion and Abortion Fact Sheet

Posted in Life on: May 24th, 2013
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In the current debate over whether Arizona should expand Medicaid services pursuant to the federal Affordable Care Act, questions have arisen regarding the funding of abortion providers. To clarify the misinformation surrounding this issue, Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) has provided the following analysis of the concerns raised along with our recommendation on how the Legislature might address the issue.  (more…)

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Guest Post: Why Kermit Gosnell Matters

Posted in Life on: April 23rd, 2013
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By Thomas Grier

Kermit Gosnell might be the “worst serial killer in history.” The exact number of innocents slaughtered likely will never fully be known, and the atrocities likely never fully revealed. It is far and away, for me and my wife, one of the most horrifying and soul wrenching evil acts that we have ever forced ourselves to know in detail. In addition to the horrendous descriptions of Gosnell’s actions, the initial media silence left us genuinely concerned about America’s future.

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