Monday, June 29, 2009

Arizona Senate Sends Abortion Restrictions To Governor's Desk

The Arizona Republic: Senate OKs abortion restrictions, by Casey Newton:

Bills seek waiting period, stiffer penalties for late-term procedure

The Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions and to increase penalties for a controversial late-term procedure the bill calls "partial-birth abortion."

Led by the Republican majority, the Senate voted to pass the new restrictions on abortion and send them to the desk of Gov. Jan Brewer.

Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman said Tuesday that the governor had not decided whether she would sign the bills. Senseman has previously said that Brewer "has a very consistent pro-life track record," suggesting the bills could be headed for approval

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