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IT GOES  TOO  FAR

In an effort to expand abortion, the proposed abortion amendment  makes it unsafe for  girls and women.  It  eliminates  long-standing, commonsense safeguards as well as reasonable safety standards at abortion clinics, and it  threatens parental rights .

79%

Support limits on abortion, 69% put that limit at the first trimester or earlier

60%

Oppose taxpayer funding for abortion

77%

Oppose forcing healthcare professionals to participate in abortion

THE PROPOSED  ABORTION  AMENDMENT:

 REMOVES SAFETY 
  STANDARDS
 FOR ABORTION CLINICS

It leaves girls and women at risk of uterine perforation, infection, hemorrhaging, incomplete abortions, and infertility.

 If this amendment passes, a qualified medical doctor is no longer required.

COMPROMISES THE  DOCTOR- 
PATIENT 

RELATIONSHIP

ALLOWS FOR  PAINFUL 
LATE-TERM
 ABORTION

When the baby has fingers and toes, fingerprints, practices breathing, and opens his eyes.

DOESN'T TAKE
  GIRLS' AND 
WOMEN'S 
 HEALTH SERIOUSLY 

It gives broad leeway to who can provide abortions.  The amendment language allows a wide range of unqualified health care providers to perform and provide abortions, including chiropractors, acupuncturist, and homeopathic providers. 

LEAVES OUT
 MOTHERS AND 
FATHERS
 
WHEN THEIR MINOR DAUGHTER NEEDS THEM MOST

Moms and dads should know if their daughter is undergoing a significant procedure.  The abortion amendment eliminates current Arizona state law that ensures parents are involved.

IT GOES TOO  FAR  FOR ARIZONANS:

 

  • Prohibits Arizona from enforcing a reasonable medical standard of care now or in the future.  It allows the abortionist, who may not be a qualified medical doctor, to set the standard of care.

  • Opens the door to force taxpayers to fund abortions, even non-residents.

  • Endangers current law allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of performing or participating in abortions due to their consciences.

COUNTERING  FALSE  CLAIMS

YOU'VE  HEARD  IT SAID

“The amendment only allows abortion up to viability.”

YOU'VE  HEARD  IT SAID

 “We need this amendment passed because we need to protect the right to contraception.”

YOU'VE  HEARD  IT SAID

 “We need this amendment to pass so women can get treatment for ectopic pregnancies.”

YOU'VE  HEARD  IT SAID

 “We need this amendment to pass so women can get medical treatment for miscarriages.”

YOU'VE  HEARD  IT SAID

“If the amendment doesn’t pass, abortion will likely soon be illegal in Arizona because the AZ Supreme Court will likely reinstate the pre-Roe law.”

YOU'VE  HEARD  IT SAID

“Most people support legal abortion.”

BUT THE  TRUTH  IS

It allows abortion beyond viability for virtually any reason if the abortionist – who stands to profit from it – signs off on it. Abortion is legal in Arizona up to 15-weeks, nearly four months. But the amendment legalizes abortion up to birth under the broad “mental health” exemption that includes, not only those struggling with mental health issues, but a woman who simply changes her mind or is experiencing stress. The mental health exception has been abused and become a well-known work around to rubber stamp any request for a late term abortion.

BUT THE  TRUTH  IS

Arizona law states that abortion does not include contraception. The definition of abortion under Arizona law states: “ Abortion does not include birth control devices, oral contraceptives  used to inhibit or prevent ovulation, conception or the implantation of a fertilized ovum in the uterus…”

 

Contraception is a preventative measure. This amendment is not about prevention, it’s about abortion. No one is making any effort to take away contraception. That claim is a scare tactic to drum up support for an amendment that goes too far.

BUT THE  TRUTH  IS

For years, Arizona law has stated that abortion does not include the termination of an ectopic pregnancy. The definition of abortion under Arizona law states: “Abortion does not include birth control … or the use of any means to … terminate an ectopic pregnancy or to remove a dead fetus.” 

 

An ectopic pregnancy puts a woman’s life at immediate risk. Arizona law already allows abortion in cases where a woman’s life is at risk.

BUT THE  TRUTH  IS

Arizona law states that abortion does not include the removal of a miscarriage. The definition of abortion under Arizona law states: “Abortion does not include birth control … or the use of any means to … terminate an ectopic pregnancy  or to remove a dead fetus .” 

Miscarriage care is done when a fetus is no longer living. An abortion is done when the fetus is still alive.

BUT THE  TRUTH  IS

Abortion is legal up to 15 weeks of pregnancy in Arizona. Abortion laws can be revised by the Legislature, but you don’t have to go to extremes by changing the state constitution with an amendment that strips commonsense safety precautions and parents from the process.

BUT THE  TRUTH  IS

The fact is most people support limits on abortion and they want abortion regulated. A recent Gallup poll shows 70% of people OPPOSE late term abortion. But this amendment legalizes it with nothing but the approval of the abortionist. And this amendment would remove those commonsense protections, and many others just to extend abortion beyond the point most voters are not comfortable with.

THE  DEFINITION  OF ABORTION UNDER ARIZONA LAW: 

ARS 36-2151(1)  Abortion does not include birth control devices , oral contraceptives used to inhibit or prevent ovulation, conception or the implantation of a fertilized ovum in the uterus or the use of any means to save the life or preserve the health of the unborn child, to preserve the life or health of the child after a live birth,  to terminate an ectopic pregnancy or to remove a dead fetus .

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