Arizona Launches Manipulative Government Website to Shame Women Out of Getting Abortions
Arizona’s Department of Health Services built a new website last week called “A Woman’s Right to Know.” Fascinating! What do you think women have the right to know about? A full range of contraceptive options? How the new Affordable Care Act works? The best happy hour spots in the state? No, silly! Women have the “right” to know about the emotional and physical dangers of abortion, because women who choose to get the extremely safe medical procedure are probably too dumb to understand how abortion works and therefore should be pressured into changing their minds.
(P.S. Speaking of dumb, the image above is from the printable version of the website. Personhood > grammar, apparently?)
The website is mandated by the same state measure that bans abortions at the 20th week of pregnancy. Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix, who sponsored the legislation, told the Arizona Daily Sun that its purpose is to make sure women truly give “informed consent” before getting an abortion — because, again, women usually blithely choose to terminate a pregnancy the same way I sometimes decide what movie to see without even looking at Metacritic first — but she also “acknowledged she believes that the site will convince some women considering an abortion not to go through with it.” You think?