Abortion Funding in AZ

April 10, 2011 by  

The courts have said time and time again that a woman’s legal right to choose an abortion does not demand that taxpayers pay for it.  SB 1265/HB 2384 is not about whether or not abortion should be legal – it will not prohibit one abortion. 

What this bill will do is put us in solidarity with the 240 United State Congressmen who voted just a few weeks ago to protect our federal tax dollars from subsidizing the abortion industry.

As Congressman Mike Pence said on the House Floor, “Nobody is saying that Planned Parenthood can’t be the leading advocate of abortion on demand in America…but why do I have to pay for it?”

Arizonans don’t want the abortion industry receiving any public benefits for their life-ending work either.  And it’s easy to see through abortion providers’ thinly veiled argument that money received through the Working Poor Tax Credit does not go to abortion services.  The reality is that any dollars that flow to abortion providers for “preventive care” or other health care services free up dollars for abortion services. 

If an organization wishes to provide non-abortion services that might otherwise make them eligible for the Working Poor Tax Credit, they can separate those services into a different organization that does not provide, promote, or provide referrals for abortion.

It’s also worth noting that the concerns over ob/gyn residency programs and accreditation status have been fully resolved and there is no threat to their continuation due to this legislation.  Read For the Record – Universities Accreditation is Safe.

Click here to read about this legislation and other Life & Family bills this session including HB 2416/AKA SB 1246 – Mother’s Health & Safety; Ultrasound – Governor Brewer signed into law last week. 

News coverage of AZ life bills:  Cronkite NewsSex Selection Abortions; Fox 10 News; Abortion Bills Pass

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