An Arizona legislator opposed to abortion says a woman should be made to watch an abortion being performed before having one.
Republican Rep. Terri Proud of Tucson made that comment in a March 5 email. It responded to one from an abortion-rights supporter and defended Proud’s support for anti-abortion legislation.
Proud said she’d personally like to make a law requiring that women watch a surgical abortion before undergoing the procedure. She said it would provide transparency and added that shouldn’t be a problem if women aren’t harmed by having abortions.
No provision for a requirement to watch an abortion is included in anti-abortion legislation pending in the Arizona Legislature. House spokesman Rey Torres says Proud isn’t proposing any such provision.
The email exchange was first reported by The Arizona Republic.