Arizona is becoming a testing ground for lots of bizarro conservative think-tank legislation. This is a hard push to change the policies we care about. The reason for this hard push is that for voters 49 years and younger, there is a sharp upswing in support for some form of legalized abortion services. The religious right has a finite amount of time before their influence on reproductive rights will be essentially over. But you should know what they are up to.
Here are some of the efforts to limit abortion services:
AZ H.B. 2416 – specifies an abortion shall not be performed without voluntary and informed consent by the woman receiving an abortion and prohibits the use of telemedicine to perform an abortion
AZ S.B. 1390 – Establishes penalties for a physician who performs or induces an abortion and who does not have clinical privileges at a hospital that offers obstetrical or gynecological care within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is conducted.
AZ S.B. 1246 – Establishes additional requirements for physicians to obtain the voluntary and informed consent of a woman seeking an abortion, prohibits the use of telemedicine to provide an abortion and defines terms.
AZ H.B. 2443 – Establishes penalties for a physician who performs or induces an abortion and who does not have clinical privileges at a hospital that offers obstetrical or gynecological care within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is conducted.
AZ H.B. 2443 – provides that a person who knowingly performs an abortion with the knowledge that the abortion is sought based on the sex or race of the child or the race of the parent of the child is guilty of a class three felony.
AZ H.B. 2384 – prohibits the use of public funds for abortion procedures to any person or entity that provides, pays for, promotes, provides coverage of or referrals for abortion and training related to abortion procedures that are paid by tuition or fees for students at an Arizona university or community college.
AZ H.B. 2096 – allows a minor to consent to the minor’s own medical procedures without parental or legal guardian consent only if the minor is at least 16 years old, otherwise competent and a custodial parent.
AZ S.C.R. 1017 – Expresses support for pregnancy care centers and describes their contributions. [as if they actually provide any real or meaningful services beyond cheap prenatal care]