The latest statistics from the Arizona Department of Health Services show a 7.3 percent decrease in abortions performed in Arizona year to year. Thanks in part to the growing prolife movement in the state, there were 1,079 fewer women harmed by abortion, and fewer preborn lives lost in August 2011-July 2012 (13,627) compared to August 2010-July 2011 (14,706). (more…)
On Tuesday, April 10, the Arizona House of Representatives passed HB 2036 by a vote of 37-22. HB 2036, called “The Mother’s Health and Safety Act”:
- Prohibits abortion after 20 weeks because of the safety risks to the mother and the pain endured by the preborn child.
- Ensures women have an ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to an abortion.
- Establishes an informed consent website which details the facts about fetal development, risks of abortion, and services available.
- Requires doctors performing surgical abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the abortion facility.
Over the course of the one-hour floor debate, several members gave very heartfelt speeches as they explained their votes. Here are a few of the highlights.
The Mother’s Health and Safety Act, HB 2838, was heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee last week.
One of the most powerful moments came when Representative Justin Pierce shared the story of his brother’s family, and how despite pressure from doctors, they chose life and now have a beautiful 3 year old son.
I’ll let Rep. Pierce tell the rest of this powerful story…
Get the Facts: Center for Arizona Policy’s Newest Publication Takes On the Difficult Issues Facing the Family
These are a few of the questions answered in Center for Arizona Policy’s latest publication The Policy Pages: A Guide to Family Issues found online at AZPolicyPages.com. This free online resource provides an in-depth look at some of the most critical issues of our time concerning life, marriage and family, religious liberty, judicial reform, and civics. (more…)
It’s because of this biblical worldview that Augusta State has offered Jennifer an ultimatum: reject your sincerely held religious beliefs or you will not receive your degree in counseling.
The university is demanding that Jennifer denounce her stance that homosexuality is morally wrong and that sexual behavior can be changed. The school is also trying to force Jennifer to attend “sensitivity training” and gay pride events.