I told you so.
We knew that The Arizona Republic would eventually run the headline dealing with abortion or a variation on a theme of it.
Monday’s headline was just waiting for the opportune time to rear its ugly head and take a swipe at pro-life conservatives Republicans.
Of course, Jan Brewer is pro-life. I should know. I helped her by delivering pro-life signatures and votes when she first ran for the post in 2002.
With a Governor Brewer Administration on the February horizon, the Arizona Legislature will have the advantage of moving pro-life legislation through to a Governor who won’t veto it. Remember all the pro-life bills Governor Napolitano vetoed? The Republic labels her a “staunch defender of abortion rights.” These weren’t bills dealing with partial birth abortion or outright bans. These bills dealt with parental consent, a woman’s right to know legislation and fetal pain – bills that have widespread support across Arizona.
A stronger pro-life legislature and now a pro-life governor will find very little resistance other than from pro-abortion Senator Carolyn Allen who chairs the Senate Health Committee and a liberal press. And part of the strategy of the media and abortion supporters will be to cast the legislature and Governor as obsessed with banning abortion.
The truth is protecting the sanctity of life will play a integral role in the course of Arizona public policy but elected officials will need to fix the budgetary mess handed off to Republicans.