Arizona Representative Responds (On Facebook) to Criticism for Email Saying Women Should Watch an Abortion Before Having One
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A Tucson Republican legislator who has been a vocal opponent of legal abortion is drawing attention again with her suggestion women who want to terminate a pregnancy should first be required to watch the procedure done on someone else.
The comment by Rep. Terri Proud came in response to an email earlier this month from a constituent, Adena Lees. She was urging Proud to oppose a measure that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks.
Proud declined repeated requests for an interview. Instead, she issued a statement saying her response to Lees “emphasized my concerns with how abortion providers have not been honest with women about the realities of abortion, and the short and long-term risks of this dangerous surgical procedure.”
And she noted the Legislature already has required a woman who wants to terminate a pregnancy to have an ultrasound and be given “the opportunity to view the picture of her child before an abortion.”
Proud was more blunt in a Facebook post.
“It’s sad that the Left like to play ‘I gotcha’ games through emails,” she wrote.