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CAP’s Letter to the Bisbee City Council

Posted in Marriage & Family on: April 2nd, 2013
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Bisbee City Attorney
The City of Bisbee
118 Arizona St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603

R.E.: Bisbee does not have authority under Arizona law to authorize civil unions

Dear Bisbee City Attorney:

I write as a representative of Center for Arizona Policy[1] to express my legal opinion concerning the Bisbee City Council’s announced intention to issue civil union certificates. In sum, Bisbee does not have the authority to do this under Arizona law. Rather, this action will be illegal under Arizona law and will result in unnecessary legal expenses for your city. (more…)

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How do you respond?

Posted in Life, Marriage & Family, News on: January 25th, 2013
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It’s impossible to properly commemorate the loss of 50 million lives to abortion. There is simply no way to capture the grief, confusion, pain, and shock at the reality of so many lost lives, and so many people scarred from the procedure.

This week was filled with events, blog posts, news articles, and proclamations in recognition of this solemn anniversary. Today is the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

There are too many newsworthy items to share, but I wanted to highlight some of what we saw in Arizona and across the web this week in response to the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

  • Arizona Life Coalition Rally – More than 800 people from across the state rallied together on Tuesday to “Commemorate. Support. Believe.” We kicked off the event with 40 bells to signify the 40 years, and ended on a high note as we celebrated recent successes, and our belief that we will see an end to abortion in our lifetime. You can view pictures from the rally here. You can also read some of the coverage from the rally:
  • We can stop Roe in our lifetime – Read my editorial on about how the pro-life community has made progress to protect women and preborn children from the dangerous and deadly practices of the abortion industry.
  • Which legislators signed the pro-life proclamation? The Arizona House and Senate, along with Governor Brewer issued pro-life proclamations Tuesday in respect of those lives lost and harmed by abortion. See the list of those state legislators that signed onto the proclamation.
  • Abortion Promises Unfulfilled – Before Roe, abortion advocates made a number of promises about the societal benefits of abortion on-demand. But as the Witherspoon Institute highlights, those promises never came true.
  • Pastor John Piper on the humanity of the preborn – If you need to brush-up on your pro-life apologetics, this is a great place to start.
  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Roe – The Gospel Coalition’s Justin Taylor explains how “Jane Roe” was lured into our nation’s most notorious litigation.
  • The pro-abortion response – In an all-time-low for abortion proponents, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a video mocking the loss of millions of preborn lives.

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5 Minutes for Families: Gendercide

Posted in Life, Marriage & Family, News on: June 8th, 2012
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June 8, 2012

1) Gendercide in Arizona. This week, Live Action released a video showing Arizona abortion clinic workers knowingly arranging sex-selection abortions, in direct violation of Arizona law.

In the videos seen here, a Live Action actor informs the abortion clinics that she wishes to abort her child if it is a girl. In both cases, the abortion clinic workers promise to ignore this reasoning, and they then coach her on how to lie on the informed consent paperwork to conceal the illegal abortion.

This is the third video released by Live Action that shows an unsettling willingness by abortion clinics to perform abortions based solely on the preborn child’s sex. Because this video was shot in Arizona where sex-selection abortions are illegal, it also reveals a complete disregard for Arizona law.

Visit Live Action’s website to discover more about what Live Action has termed “Gendercide.”

2) Thirty Years and Counting. Last Tuesday, June 5 marked thirty years since I said “I do” to my best friend, my husband, my helpmate for life. Looking back over the last 30 years, I am in awe over how the Lord has blessed my marriage and life.

Often times in the political debate, people lose sight of the goodness and benefits of marriage, but there is a reason that millions of Americans across our country are so passionately standing in defense of true marriage. It is the lifelong union of one man and one woman that is at the very foundation of our society.

In the Why Marriage Matters issue brief on, you can read the many studies that show men, women, and children are happier and have a better opportunity to succeed in an intact household.

I can attest to the fact that marriage is life-giving, and is worth fighting for.

3) Marriage Amendments. Whether marriage is redefined will be on the ballots in four states this fall: Washington, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota. Minnesota citizens will vote on defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman – similar to the 2008 Arizona marriage amendment.

A day before the state of Washington’s same-sex “marriage” law was to take effect, more than 200,000 signatures were filed to send the issue to the ballot in November. At issue will be whether voters will uphold or overturn a measure passed by the Washington legislature that allowed same-sex “marriage.”

Similarly, in Maryland, more than 100,000 signatures were filed to allow the voters to decide rather than the legislature. Maine citizens also will vote on whether they support same-sex “marriages.” No state has ever approved a ballot measure allowing same-sex “marriage.”

4) Prop. 8 Litigation Update. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declined to do a full-panel review of its earlier decision that struck down the marriage amendment approved by 7 million California voters in 2008. The next likely stop for Prop. 8 will be the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay tuned.


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Get the Facts: Center for Arizona Policy’s Newest Publication Takes On the Difficult Issues Facing the Family

Posted in News on: January 12th, 2012
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How does abortion harm women? Why does marriage matter? What are the free speech rights of college students?

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 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…)

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Divorce is not the key to a happy – or long – life

Posted in Marriage & Family on: January 10th, 2012
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Another study has been released on the harms of divorce. This one from the University of Arizona shows that divorced men and women may die earlier than married individuals.

“A new review by the University of Arizona of more than 30 published studies found divorced adults have a significantly higher risk of early death compared with married adults.

 The risk of dying early was 23 percent greater among divorced adults than married couples tracked by researchers for an average of 11 years. Researchers found the risks associated with divorce are similar to other well-established public-health risks, such as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, getting limited exercise, being overweight and drinking heavily, said the study’s lead author, UA psychology professor David Sbarra.”


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