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Posted by on Aug. 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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‘Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception’ Now The Law In Arizona

by DAVID BADASH on APRIL 13, 2012

in CIVIL RIGHTS,DISCRIMINATION,NEWS,POLITICS

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In Arizona, women are now legally pregnant two weeks before conception, according to a new law, the Orwellianly-named, “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” signed yesterday by Republican Governor Jan Brewer. The scientifically, medically, ethically, and intellectually dishonest legislation is designed to reduce the amount of time a woman is allowed to have a legal abortion, and is one of the most draconian bills to become law in America.

The bill was sponsored by extremist Arizona State Rep. Kimberly Yee, (image, right) who last month penned an op-ed titled, “No drug test, no welfare.” Yee wrote:

States have an obligation to hold those on public assistance accountable for their actions. Receiving a public benefit is a privilege, not a right. The debate on drug testing welfare recipients is simply about the responsible use of tax dollars.

It’s unclear where in the U.S. constitution it states that the states “have an obligation to hold those on public assistance accountable for their actions.”

READ: AZ Legislature Passes “Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception” Bill

“Planned Parenthood of Arizona lobbyist Michelle Steinberg called the law the country’s ‘most extreme piece of anti-abortion legislation’.” the Tucson Citizen reported:

She said the law defines pregnancy in a way that bans abortion two weeks before the other seven states with similar laws, because it calculates gestational age starting with the first day of the last menstrual period rather than the date of conception.

During the hearings on the bill, doctors said many women don’t discover their fetus has a severe or life-threatening problem until an ultrasound at about the 20th week. The doctors — and several women who had faced this issue — testified that this law would arbitrarily cut off the right for these women to have an abortion.

“My heart goes out to the families that will be impacted,” Steinberg said. “Women are being forced to carry children that they know will end up dying within hours of birth.”

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The bill signed into law Thursday makes other changes to abortion regulations, including the requirement of an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure. The law becomes effective 90 days after the Legislature ends its session, which is likely to occur later this month.

Current law allows abortions up until the point of viability, when a fetus could reasonably survive on its own outside the womb. That’s considered by many medical experts and abortion clinics to be from 22 to 24 weeks. Current law also allows abortions beyond that to protect the “life or health of the woman” but doesn’t define health.



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Supervane
by Vane on Aug. 27, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Ok so AZ has out done itself with laws yet again. I'm mobile and traveling right now so this was the best I could do I got this post from another group. If anyone has a link please post it on here
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Supervane
by Vane on Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:49 PM
^^^ thanks for the link
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JCTVCBN
by Marina-Tex-Mex on Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

You're welcome. : )
Army-Wife0128
by Member on Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:56 PM
I'm all about the "no drug test, no welfare"
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Supervane
by Vane on Aug. 28, 2012 at 3:13 PM
As am I. What gets me confused is the your pregnant 2 Weeks before you conceive! I can see all sorts of problems coming from this. Will maternity leaves be cut back 2 Weeks short??? Will insurances stop convering at 38 Weeks??? Will doctors have less liability or now more liability??? Well women be more pressured to deliver at 38 Weeks since by law they are already 40...??? Those are just a few questions that come to my mind. I don't think any law should tell a woman what's going on her uterus!




Quoting Army-Wife0128:

I'm all about the "no drug test, no welfare"

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Army-Wife0128
by Member on Aug. 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM
I agree with you. I'm sure there is going to be all kinds of issues resulting from this but from how they wrote it, it sounds like they are doing this to cut back on the abortion time


Quoting Supervane:

As am I. What gets me confused is the your pregnant 2 Weeks before you conceive! I can see all sorts of problems coming from this. Will maternity leaves be cut back 2 Weeks short??? Will insurances stop convering at 38 Weeks??? Will doctors have less liability or now more liability??? Well women be more pressured to deliver at 38 Weeks since by law they are already 40...??? Those are just a few questions that come to my mind. I don't think any law should tell a woman what's going on her uterus!








Quoting Army-Wife0128:

I'm all about the "no drug test, no welfare"


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karladiego
by Karla on Aug. 28, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Totally agree with this.

Quoting Supervane:

As am I. What gets me confused is the your pregnant 2 Weeks before you conceive! I can see all sorts of problems coming from this. Will maternity leaves be cut back 2 Weeks short??? Will insurances stop convering at 38 Weeks??? Will doctors have less liability or now more liability??? Well women be more pressured to deliver at 38 Weeks since by law they are already 40...??? Those are just a few questions that come to my mind. I don't think any law should tell a woman what's going on her uterus!




Quoting Army-Wife0128:

I'm all about the "no drug test, no welfare"


dinahrp
by Dinah on Aug. 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

The 2 weeks pregnant thing-when you go to the doctor they base gestational age of the fetus from your last period anyway, it is not until an ultrasound is done that gives you an exact fetal age.  I don't know what impact the law will have on this.  S for the drug test or no welfare-I'm all for that....

Quoting Supervane:

As am I. What gets me confused is the your pregnant 2 Weeks before you conceive! I can see all sorts of problems coming from this. Will maternity leaves be cut back 2 Weeks short??? Will insurances stop convering at 38 Weeks??? Will doctors have less liability or now more liability??? Well women be more pressured to deliver at 38 Weeks since by law they are already 40...??? Those are just a few questions that come to my mind. I don't think any law should tell a woman what's going on her uterus!




Quoting Army-Wife0128:

I'm all about the "no drug test, no welfare"


RainyRain
by Reyna on Aug. 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Ditto

Quoting dinahrp:

The 2 weeks pregnant thing-when you go to the doctor they base gestational age of the fetus from your last period anyway, it is not until an ultrasound is done that gives you an exact fetal age.  I don't know what impact the law will have on this.  S for the drug test or no welfare-I'm all for that....

Quoting Supervane:

As am I. What gets me confused is the your pregnant 2 Weeks before you conceive! I can see all sorts of problems coming from this. Will maternity leaves be cut back 2 Weeks short??? Will insurances stop convering at 38 Weeks??? Will doctors have less liability or now more liability??? Well women be more pressured to deliver at 38 Weeks since by law they are already 40...??? Those are just a few questions that come to my mind. I don't think any law should tell a woman what's going on her uterus!




Quoting Army-Wife0128:

I'm all about the "no drug test, no welfare"



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