Arizona: Religious Liberty Bill Ready for Governor

There was much good news this week as the Arizona Senate voted yesterday 19-9 to approve important religious liberty legislation (HB 2625). This legislation was initiated by the Arizona Catholic Conference (ACC) so that religiously affiliated employers are not forced by the government to provide coverage for abortifacients and contraceptives if doing so violates their faith.

To find a complete list of how your senator voted use this link: http://www.azleg.gov//FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/50leg/2r/bills/hb2625.sfinal.1.asp&Session_ID=107

HB 2625 next goes to the desk of Governor Brewer. If you have not done so already, please take a moment and respond to the Action Alert sent out yesterday.   The Action Alert can be found at www.azcatholicconference.org.

In addition to the great news about religious liberty, the Senate also this week approved an important bill (HB 2800) essentially cutting off federal funds to abortion providers. The next step for HB 2800 will be for the Governor to take action.

We are grateful for all that has been accomplished this year. Please keep an eye out for additional updates and alerts that will be sent as news happens.

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