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Friday, April 13, 2012

Jan Brewer Signs Crazy Anti-Abortion Law

Gahhh. Don't click to embiggen. Image from Jezebel.
Republican Governors and legislatures seem to be in a competition for which one of them can overreach the most. At least two of those Governors are up for recall, less than two years into their tenures. And Jan Brewer, the dragon lady catcher's mitt Governor of Arizona has topped them all. Many states have been enacting draconian anti-abortion laws since the GOP cleaned up in the 2010 elections. But as far as I know, none dared claim that life begins two weeks before conception.

The real reason for that audacious claim is so that the counting starts earlier, and that the 20-week limit becomes 18. So one more time, they're passing laws that chip away at what seemed to be settled law. And they seem to be turned back the clock to the time of back-alley abortions.

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Uteruses Everywhere Weep As Arizona Governor Signs Insanely Restrictive Abortion Bill Into Law

Arizona made big strides today in its quest to be one of the absolute worst places to be a woman—or to even have a woman in your family. Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the hideous bill that redefines a pregnancy as beginning at two weeks before conception. That's the earliest of any state, so if you want to get a jump start on living, try to be conceived in Arizona. The law effectively bans abortions after 20 weeks gestational age—err, 18 weeks if you're using the old counting system—except in cases of medical emergency. As draconian as it sounds, it shouldn't change much since very few of those abortions are even performed in the state at the moment. . .

Read more at: Jezebel

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure who has the worst picture, Brewer or Shelley Berkley's official picture on her web site.

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