Arizona Lawmaker Wants Women to Watch an Abortion Before Having One
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Arizona has become the national epicenter in recent weeks in the battle over abortion and contraception regulations.
Conservative Arizona lawmakers hope Arizona will join a handful of other states in banning most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, as proposed in House Bill 2036.
House Bill 2800, which would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funds for health-care services, is still alive.
And then there’s House Bill 2625, which would allow companies to opt out of covering contraception in their health-care plans for religious reasons.
But with all this, at least one lawmaker doesn’t believe Arizona has yet gone far enough.
The e-mail, which has not been edited, does appear to be sent from state e-mail address. It said:
“Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a “surgical procedure”. If it’s not a life it shouldn’t matter, if it doesn’t harm a woman then she shouldn’t care, and don’t we want more transparency and education in the medical profession anyway? We demand it everywhere else.
Until the dead child can tell me that she/he does not feel any pain - I have no intentions of clearing the conscience of the living - I will be voting YES.”