PHOENIX – Life is good in Arizona – and protected – according to a report released today, which ranks Arizona the fifth most prolife state in the nation.
The national prolife organization Americans United for Life (AUL) moved Arizona up into the top five, nine spots higher than its ranking from 2011. AUL also dubbed Arizona its “2013 Prolife All-Star.”
In their report, AUL cites legislation drafted and supported by Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) as the rationale for the improved ranking.
“Arizona has quickly become one of the safest states for preborn children and women facing crisis pregnancies,” said Cathi Herrod, President of Center for Arizona Policy. “All credit is due to Arizona voters who have elected prolife majorities to the state House and Senate for three consecutive elections, including the 2012 election.”
“Without these leaders and a prolife governor, none of these laws would have been possible,” said Herrod.
According to AUL, there were 60 new life-affirming laws passed in states across the nation. The Arizona Legislature set the pace by enacting legislation to:
- Prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks when the procedure becomes significantly more dangerous.
- Protect taxpayer dollars from going to abortion providers.
- Guarantee that women have and are able to view an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion and access a new state-produced website with objective information about the risks and alternatives to abortion.
- Ensure that abortion providers no longer distribute abortion medication outside of FDA protocol.
For comment on this report, or for more information about Arizona’s prolife momentum, contact Aaron Baer, 330.219.1792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: With the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in America – only days away, Center for Arizona Policy and the Arizona Life Coalition will be rallying prolife supporters from across the state at the Federal District Court House in Phoenix on Tuesday, January 22 from noon – 1 p.m. to celebrate this latest victory and commemorate the more than 50 million lives lost to abortion since 1973. Find out more about this rally at AZLifeRally.org or by contacting Aaron.
Center for Arizona Policy promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious liberty. For more information, visit azpolicy.org.