Arizona Republicans Turn Focus to Abortion
Posted at 8:13 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2014
Undaunted by Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of their anti-gay bill, Arizona’s Republican lawmakers are sponsoring a new piece of social legislation.
New York Times: The measure would “permit the surprise inspection of abortion clinics in the state [and] also require the clinics to report ‘whenever an infant is born alive after a botched abortion.'”
“Republican legislators behind the abortion bill said they were simply doing what their constituents wanted, ‘holding true to the positions we campaigned on,’ as State Representative John Kavanagh put it.”
“The Center for Arizona Policy, which has been behind several pieces of conservative social legislation here, has deep ties to Republicans in the State Capitol and was once a close ally of Ms. Brewer’s.”