Arizona: Governor Brewer Signs Bill to Ban Abortions after 20 Weeks

A great pro-life victory was achieved when Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2036 into law today. HB 2036 will ban abortions after 20 weeks and also makes sure that women seeking an abortion must have an ultrasound done 24 hours in advance.

The Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) is appreciative of the many people who made this bill a reality including Governor Brewer for signing the bill and Representative Kimberly Yee for being the sponsor. The ACC is also grateful to the Center for Arizona Policy for their leadership on this monumental bill as well as to all of the people who responded to our earlier Action Alert on this bill.

There are still a few very important issues remaining, but HB 2625 remains at the top of this list. In this regard, there was extremely good news today when the Senate voted on reconsideration to pass this bill by a 17-13 vote.

As you will remember, HB 2625 creates a better exemption for religious employers who do not want to be compelled by the government to provide abortifacients and contraceptives in their health plans. While the vote today removes a big hurdle, the bill still must face one more vote in both the House and Senate before going to the Governor.

In the meantime, if you have not already done so, please use our Action Alert which can be found at www.azcatholicconference.org. Your prayers are also always appreciated.

 

 

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