Another Step Closer

Another Step Closer
This week’s announcement that Planned Parenthood will not appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court a Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the Abortion Consent Act is one more step in the right direction for our state.

This doesn’t mean that the court battles over the protection of women’s health and safety and preborn children are over, but it does mean that some significant safety standards will be going into effect.

Along with the Abortion Clinic Regulations that took effect last November, here are some of the protections for women with crisis pregnancies:

  • Non-doctors cannot perform an abortion or distribute the dangerous abortion pill.
  • A parent’s signature must be notarized before an abortion can be performed on a minor-child.
  • Medical professionals can’t be forced to perform abortions against their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.
  • Women must have an ultrasound and the opportunity to view the image before an abortion.
  • Doctors cannot distribute the abortion pill via webcam also known as telemedicine.
  • Women must have an in-person consultation with a doctor at least 24 hours before an abortion.

For a complete explanation of all the abortion litigation, click here.

The only remaining litigation regarding CAP-supported pro-life legislation concerns the distribution of abortion medication. All aspects of these regulations are in effect, except a provision saying women must be monitored at the clinic after taking the abortion pill.

Planned Parenthood Caught in Another Lie
The Arizona Republic ran a fact check on statements made by Planned Parenthood Arizona’s CEO Bryan Howard this week and, not surprisingly, found the statements to be completely false. Planned Parenthood’s smear campaign against the common sense provisions in the Abortion Consent Act included a claim that the standards would force doctors to read a state-mandated script to women before an abortion.

The Republic cited the actual law, and showed how the regulations say nothing about reading a script. Instead, the law provides guidelines with certain aspects of an abortion that must be discussed with a woman, in order to ensure she is able to give full and informed consent. Read the fact check here.

40 Days for Life in Phoenix
You may recall that in a June 5 Minutes for Families, I told you about a Phoenix Magazine story about Camelback Family Planning and their head abortionist, Gabrielle Goodrick. The article claimed that Goodrick shockingly performs an average of 40 abortions per week.

The next 40 Days for Life campaign here in Phoenix will be outside Ms. Goodrick’s clinic. 40 Days for Life is a pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils outside abortion clinics, and community outreach. Lives have been saved thanks to 40 Days for Life. This campaign will run from September 28 – November 6. Click here for details and to find out how to get involved.

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Comments

  1. True Conservative says

    While happy the law remains, I am again dismayed by the idiocy or mendacity of so-called conservatives.

    The PP guy said the law provides a script for the doctors to follow.

    What is a script? A script is a document describing the narrative and dialogue required …

    What does the law do? It lays out specific narrative and dialogue required between the health care professional and the patient.

    In asserting that the PP lied, the Arizona Republic acknowleded the law is very specific, but stated because it doesn’t give an “EXACT script” or a “PRECISE script” then calling it a script is untrue.

    Uh-huh. The AZ Rep is undone by its own writing. It had to modify the word “script” to make the PP claim no longer relective of the law. And, you know what, had the PP leadership said the law required an exact script or a precise script, then they would be wrong.

    However, in America, or at least the America I want to raise my children in, we go after people for what they say, not what we wished they would say.

    Shame on the Az Rep for getting it wrong, and shame on the idiot woman who repeated it here.

    • Conservative American says

      Ahhh, poor TC! We’re so terribly sorry that you’re dismayed. But look at the bright side: “…Planned Parenthood will not appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court a Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the Abortion Consent Act…”

      That’s the bottom line, TC. Suck it up!

      • True Conservative says

        Suck what up?

        Here’s what I wrote: “While happy the law remains,”

        I am please that PP won’t appeal the ruling. The law is fair and important. It also does provide a script – a specified dialog and narrative that must occur. I just don’t care that it provides one.

        I do care, however, when people pretending to be conservatives feel the need to lie.

        Don’t you feel the same?

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    True Conservative says:
    September 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    While happy the law remains, I am again dismayed by the idiocy or mendacity of so-called conservatives.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Takes one to know one, hmm?

  3. Cathi Herrold does not come across as an “idiot woman.” And here’s nothing idiotic – except to amoral and selfish Liberals – about saving human life.

    • There is nothing idiotic about saving a human life. However, it’s only a fool or a liar who states the AZ law does not provide a script for healthcare providers. The only thing more idiotic is your “I’m rubber, you’re glue” response to my earlier post.

      Conservatives ideals prevail in an open and honest discussion – why do you fear that so?

      • Conservative American says

        Well if you really believe that there’s nothing idiotic about saving a human life, what are you whining about?

        • True Conservative says

          The lack of honest and open debate – those who feel the need to lie – those whose lies reflect poorly on conservatives, and by extension, me.

          I’m damn tired of being linked to people who are so intellectually frightened that they can’t help themselves but to resort to snarkiness and deceit.

          • You are just too good for the rest of us nobodies. How can any Conservative rise to your level of perfection? Such a shame you are diminished by the presence of Conservative minds lesser than your own.
            Gads, you must feel so awful every day. Sorry. Just sucks to be you. Maybe you’d be happier hanging at F* MY LIFE. com instead of here or at any Liberal Left site where they can happily commiserate with you about how stupid Conservatives are.

          • True Conservative says

            Thank you wanumba, for proving my point. Return to your frightened little world. Adults are talking here.

          • Conservative American says

            Go wanumba! You nailed it! 🙂

      • MAybe Conservatives need a basic, fair and functioning media, if we have to rely on the fault-prone AZ Republic to inform our decisions. Why snort at people who innocently took their supposedly fact-checked, professional “journalism school” reporting as correct?
        Hmm?

        • True Conservative says

          I snort because basic English is not the reserved arena of Journalists. If she didn’t know the paper got it wrong then she’s an idiot. As is, I think she’s just a liar.

  4. I am in the real world. The real deal. You can’t take the mockery of your phony “True Conservative” pose? It’s like having the sniffy school marm from Daily Kos hanging here. Lecturing decorum while calling everyone stupid.
    Yuh. That’s “adult.”

    • Conservative American says

      Man, you’re on a roll today, wanumba! 🙂

      “…sniffy school marm from Daily Kos…” Poetry, wanumba, poetry!

    • True Conservative says

      You don’t read very well, do you? Maybe that’s why you didn’t know the meaning of script and why it applied here … nor why as a conservative we shouldn’t care if it was called a script.

      I did not call everyone stupid. I accused the original author of being either a liar or a fool. Do you see the difference now?

      With regard to the script allegation: damn straight it is a script, we intended it to be one. We listed all the things women need to know before killing their children. We did what we could, in the era of Roe V Wade, to ensure these troubled women received the information they need and deserve.

      An honest politico would have said something like that. Not so much for the tripe posted by the group discussed here, or by you.

      Now, class is out, you are released to go back to chasing after birth certificates …

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    True Conservative says:
    September 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    While happy the law remains, I am again dismayed by the idiocy or mendacity of so-called conservatives.
    Shame on the Az Rep for getting it wrong, and shame on the idiot woman who repeated it here

    I’m damn tired of being linked to people who are so intellectually frightened that they can’t help themselves but to resort to snarkiness and deceit
    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Miss Manners True Conservative needs to cleanup the old “civility” act before whinging about everyone else. Indulging in either hypocrisy or… deceit. Not a pretty choice.

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