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Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Ban Abortion After 20 Weeks

Apparently these lawmakers are not familiar with Roe v. Wade and don’t mind wasting taxpayers funds on legislation that will certainly be found unconstitutional. But heck, they have war on women to fight:

The state Senate voted this morning to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

The 20-10 vote came after proponents of HB 2036 said the question of terminating a pregnancy is not simply between a woman and her doctor.

“There’s a third person in the room,” said Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler.

“There’s the baby,” he continued. “Who speaks for her?”

And Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, said lawmakers also need to consider “the 50 million-plus children who have been killed” since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that abortion is legal.

The legislation is based at least in part on the argument that a fetus at 20 weeks is capable of feeling pain. But Sen. David Schapira, D-Tempe, said that viewpoint is not shared by the “vast majority of doctors.”

Only one Republican, Michele Reagan of Scottsdale, joined with the nine Democrats to oppose the measure. It now goes to the House which has not considered the issue.


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