Saturday, November 13, 2010
New AZ Law Expected to Limit Access to Abortion
Ms. Magazine: Arizona’s Disappearing Abortion Providers, by Michelle Chen:
It’s a simple political calculation: If you want to stop women from getting abortions and you can’t ban abortions outright, then limit the number of people qualified to provide them.
In Arizona, after clearing a legal hurdle in the Maricopa County Superior Court, a new law is poised to further obstruct access to abortion in the state. Passed in April, the legislation requires that a doctor perform every medical procedure tied to the termination of a pregnancy–including all pre- and post-operation procedures. . . .