A proposed law that is scheduled for a legislative committee on Monday would forbid women from getting abortions at clinics where they get their Medicaid-funded family planning services even if they pay to end their pregnancies themselves.Read More »
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A pro-life bill scheduled for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee includes language that is nearly identical to a proposal from a leading evangelical Christian group that sought to limit abortion providers’ ability to participate in Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan.Read More »
When the argument over Medicaid expansion turned into a debate over public funds going to abortion providers, Republican Rep. Paul Boyer, one of a handful of lawmakers who stood with the governor on the Capitol lawn when she announced her plan, took a trip to the Grand Canyon to clear his head.Read More »
A federal judge today put Arizona’s law banning Medicaid funding for abortion providers on hold until a legal challenge to the law goes to trial.Read More »
Arizona’s most influential prolife advocacy group is opposing an initiative that raises money for schools, claiming the measure’s language is vague and could funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to abortion providers.Read More »
A federal judge made the right call in concluding that Arizona’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy is constitutional, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery argued in written briefs filed today with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Read More »
A powerful Evangelical Christian lobby is claiming that abortion cases have dropped as a result of laws it championed at the state Capitol.Read More »
Arizona is recording a 26 percent increase in the number of abortions performed in the state, but the state's top health official says the increase apparently is due to improved reporting.Read More »
States dealing with tough new pro-life legislation throughout the country are looking to Arizona, where a strict law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy could influence the future of Roe v. Wade.Read More »
A bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, to ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed to get the two-thirds majority needed to pass the House Tuesday.
The House voted 220-154 for the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, shy of the 250 votes needed to make up the two-thirds of those present.