Arizona Pro-Life Advocates Say Legislative Session Most Pro-Life in History

by Steven Ertelt Editor

May 12, 2010

Phoenix, AZ ( — Arizona is becoming a case study in what can happen when a pro-abortion governor is replaced by someone who appreciates the pro-life perspective. When pro-abortion Gov. Janet Napolitano left to work in the Obama administration, pro-life Gov. Jan Brewer took her place.

That resulted in what the Center for Arizona Policy says was the most pro-life legislative session in the state’s history.

With the legislature approving several pro-life bills and Brewer signing them, the state is posed to see a reduction in the number of abortions.

“The 2010 Legislative Session has come to an end with 12 CAP-supported bills receiving Governor Jan Brewer’s signature,” CAP director Cathi Herrod told today. “This marks CAP’s most successful session in our 15-year history, throughout which we’ve led the way to see a total of 84 pro-family bills enacted into law.”

“We encourage you to thank Governor Brewer for standing up for timeless values by calling her office,” she urged pro-life advocates.

Here’s an overview of how these new laws will make Arizona a better place for women and unborn children:

Arizona led the nation by becoming the first state in the country to opt out of providing abortion coverage in any insurance exchanges offered under the new federal health care law.

Arizona taxpayer dollars will no longer provide elective abortion insurance coverage for any government employees.

Arizonans now will know the facts about abortion in the state as abortion practitioners will be required by law to report data about abortion, including physical harm to women.

Arizona leads the nation in enacting common-sense, ethical regulations for protecting the dignity of human life that do not interfere with legitimate bio-tech research.

The new laws include provisions that: require informed consent before a woman donates or sells her eggs to clinics, prohibit the sale of human eggs for research purposes and prohibit the sale of human embryos for any purpose, and prohibit human cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the creation of human-animal hybrids.