by Dr. D ~ April 14th, 2012
(Governor Jan Brewer -Photo credit: Wikipedia)
PHOENIX, April 13, 2012 – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a new state law banning abortion after 20 weeks based both on the pain suffered by the unborn child and the health risks posed to the mother.
HB 2036, called “The Mother’s Health and Safety Act,” bans abortion after 20 weeks since a woman’s last menstruation, except in cases of medical emergencies. Another provision of the law requires abortionists to have hospital privileges at a facility within 30 miles of the surgical abortion site.
Response: This is real progress for the pro-life movement. This measure protects both the mother and the child particularly when it comes to emergency situations. Most Americans should be in favor of restricting late-term abortions since it has been scientifically proven that fetuses experience pain and suffering after 20 weeks.
The pro-life movement should dedicate a lot of resources into supporting similar measures all across America. Already seven states have some kind of laws addressing fetal pain. I believe that this one goes further in protecting the mother.
It may not be possible to do away with abortion in America due to the present cultural climate and legal precedence but measures like this would go along way towards reducing painful barbaric late-term abortions and emergency situations which kill far more woman in America than anyone wants to admit. *Top