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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 11:37 PM

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs sweeping anti-abortion bill into law

Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed a contentious bill making it a crime to perform abortions based on genetic conditions, despite OB-GYNs and attorneys warning it was "medically unsound" and unconstitutional.

Medical providers who terminate pregnancies based solely on conditions like Down syndrome or cystic fibrosis could face prison time under Senate Bill 1457, unless the abortion involves a condition that is considered "lethal." The measure also confers civil rights on fetuses at any stage of development, with an exception for embryos created via in vitro fertilization.

In addition to imposing criminal sanctions, Senate Bill 1457 forbids the mailing or delivery of abortion-inducing drugs, which doctors sometimes use to manage miscarriages. It also requires fetal remains to be buried or cremated and imposes new reporting requirements on medical facilities.

It prohibits public educational institutions from performing abortions unless the mother's life is in jeopardy. And it prevents public money from supporting research involving abortions or embryo transfers.


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madaboutharry Apr 28 #1

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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 12:11 AM

1. Republicans are very sick people.

There is a rot within them. Everything they do is proof of it.

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