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Brewer signs bill on abortion funding

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an anti-abortion bill that would affect indirect taxpayer funding for the state’s largest abortion provider and tighten a prohibition on university funding for abortion education.

The bills ends use of a state income tax credit for charitable contributions for donations to Planned Parenthood Arizona. Planned Parenthood has said that will only affect cancer screening and other non-abortion services it provides.

The bill also prohibits use of any student fees or other university money for abortion-related training.

Brewer signed the bill Tuesday.

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  1. Dear Governor Brewer, I am a Christian, wife, and the mother of two beautiful girls. I am tired of the attacks on women, education, and healthcare. It is bad enough that our economy makes basic care hard to afford, and when our schools are finding no help coming from the legislature, it’s a really bad sign. These bills do nothing to improve anyone’s life, they only leave gaps in education, and make basic services harder to get. We are already at the bottom, why keep racing there? I am really disappointed in your tenure so far. I don’t see any thought given to the long-term consequences of your actions, only short-term gain (from a small, well-fed base). Please reconsider what you are doing to undermine this state. It’s really a shame how how down we have come, considering how many have already died on your watch.

  2. Damn, I wish Terry Goddard was the Governor!…The state is soooo Stupid, backward, & out-of-touch, as we continue down the wrong track in a reckless manner…. Very sad!

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