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Doug Ducey - signing legislation (200x200)Arizona Governor Signs Three Major Pro-Life Bills, Including Ban on Sales of Aborted Baby Parts

by Micaiah Bilger | April 1, 2016

In a strong victory for unborn babies and moms, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed three pro-life measures into law on Thursday.

“Today, Arizona spoke loud and clear: not on our watch will the body parts of aborted babies be bought and sold as commodities on the open market,” Cathi Herrod, president of the pro-life Center for Arizona Policy, said in a statement. “No longer will Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider be able to peddle aborted remains and exploit a loophole in federal law to make an extra buck.”

The first of the three bills, Arizona Senate Bill 1474, makes Arizona one of the first in the nation to prohibit the sale, experimentation and research on aborted babies’ body parts, according to the pro-life group.

The second bill, Senate Bill 1324, comes at a difficult time. It requires that abortion businesses follow the FDA standards for prescribing medical abortions. Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses routinely used the abortion drug regimen RU-486 off-label, prescribing it later in pregnancy and using lower doses than the FDA recommended. These measures saved the abortion businesses money but put unsuspecting women in greater danger of complications.

The final bill, Arizona Senate Bill 1485, bans abortion groups from the state employee charitable giving program. The law is a continuation of a move last year by Gov. Ducey to kick out Planned Parenthood from the program. In 2014, the abortion business’s Arizona affiliate received about $7,250 from state employees through the program, LifeNews reported.

State legislators also are considering a separate bill that would make it easier to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. (Read More)

 

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