Arizona Now Ranked 5th Most Pro-Life State in the Nation

| January 19 2013

The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) released the following Press Release

“Prolife All-Star”: Arizona Ranked 5th Most Prolife State in the Nation 
Arizona jumps 9 spots from ranking in 2011 in Americans United for Life’s “Life List”

Life is good in Arizona – and protected – according to a report released today, which ranks Arizona the fifth most prolife state in the nation.

The national prolife organization Americans United for Life (AUL) moved Arizona up into the top five, nine spots higher than its ranking from 2011. AUL also dubbed Arizona its “2013 Prolife All-Star.”

In their report, AUL cites legislation drafted and supported by Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) as the rationale for the improved ranking.

Read AUL’s Report: http://www.aul.org/auls-2013-life-list/

“Arizona has quickly become one of the safest states for preborn children and women facing crisis pregnancies,” said Cathi Herrod, President of Center for Arizona Policy. “All credit is due to Arizona voters who have elected prolife majorities to the state House and Senate for three consecutive elections, including the 2012 election.”

“Without these leaders and a prolife governor, none of these laws would have been possible,” said Herrod.

According to AUL, there were 60 new life-affirming laws passed in states across the nation. The Arizona Legislature set the pace by enacting legislation to:

  • Prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks when the procedure becomes significantly more dangerous.
  • Protect taxpayer dollars from going to abortion providers.
  • Guarantee that women have and are able to view an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion and access a new state-produced website with objective information about the risks and alternatives to abortion.
  • Ensure that abortion providers no longer distribute abortion medication outside of FDA protocol.
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