Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey has signed SB 1318 into law
Portion Crossposted from Common Dreams
'This is unacceptable and not how safe medical care of any kind is provided,' says women's health advocate
"This law will force abortion providers to give patients information about medical abortion care that is unsubstantiated and not supported by evidence—even abortion opponents admit there is no medical proof to support this information," said Vicki Saporta, president and CEO of the National Abortion Federation. "This is unacceptable and not how safe medical care of any kind is provided."Arizona's SB 1318 also bars insurance companies from providing abortion services to women who purchase medical coverage through the federal health-care exchange, except in cases of rape, incest, or where the woman's life is endangered.
The bill, backed by the Center for Arizona Policy, is another win for the organization president Cathi Herrod and her campaign to tighten the state’s abortion restrictions. She sent out a news release bearing a photograph of Ducey signing the measure.
Posted by Barbara at 9:50 AM