"I would like to listen to the 50 million-plus children that have been aborted and killed since Roe v. Wade,' the senator says.
April 9, 2012 12:47 PM Subscribe
The State of Arizona is considering a bill that would make it the seventh state in recent years to ban late-term abortions based on the controversial idea that fetuses can feel pain starting at 20 weeks. H.B. 2036 contains a provision defining gestational age as "calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman."
As with the recent bill in Virginia (previously), Arizona's bill includes mandatory ultrasounds, as well as imposing a 24-hour waiting period and creating criminal penalties for doctors in violation of the law.
The bill passed the state Senate last week and is currently before the House.
This post was deleted for the following reason: Creeping crappy legislation is a bad deal but this feels like we're more in "here's some potentially crappy news like the previous crappy news from other states" territory at this point than anything, and the pullquote title is like an extra helping of fight-starter. -- cortex
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