Monthly Archives: February 2011

ACTION ALERT: Second Anti-Choice Bill in House Committee TOMORROW!

ACT NOW: Tell the House Health Committee to VOTE NO on HB2443!

We apologize for the second action alert in a matter of hours, but we just found out that the House Health and Human Services Committee will be voting on a second anti-choice bill tomorrow, in addition to HB2416, which we alerted you to earlier today.  HB2443 will also be voted on TOMORROW, and we need you to email the committee members and encourage them to VOTE NO on this bill as well.

Here is some background information on this bill:
House Bill 2443 – Abortion; Sex; Race Selection; Prohibition
HB2443 tries to create the impression that women and families are deciding to end pregnancies on the basis of race or gender.  Since there is scant – if any – evidence that such a problem exists, these bills are solely designed to further damage the reputations of women who choose abortion.

This bill will deny abortion care services to women who do not disclose the reason for choosing to terminate a pregnancy   If implemented, this bill will negatively impact medical privacy and provider/patient relationships by requiring a woman to explain why she has elected to terminate her pregnancy and by forcing her to sign an affidavit stating that the abortion is not for sex or race selection.

HB2443 is an insult to all women, many of whom face difficult, emotionally overwhelming decisions for real reasons, not those imagined by proponents of this bill.

Click here to read more information and Planned Parenthood’s analysis of HB2443, and to send a letter opposing HB2443. Then help us spread the word by using the share buttons at the bottom of this post to alert your Facebook and Twitter networks.

TAKE ACTION: Anti-Choice Bill in House Committee TOMORROW!

Tell the House Health Committee: VOTE NO on HB2416!

HB2416 will be voted on in the House Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday! The legislators on this committee need to hear from you TODAY!

They are going too far!  And they are not done. This bill will radically alter health care availability in Arizona.  Rural women will lose access to abortion entirely, as this bill will effectively ban abortion-by-pill, which is the only form of care outside Phoenix and Tucson.  And, amazingly, this proposal aims to stop abortion early in pregnancy, since abortion-by-pill is used by women in the 6th to the 9th week of pregnancy.

Click here to read more information and Planned Parenthood’s analysis of HB2416, and take action by sending a letter to the House Health and Human Services Committee. Then use our share buttons at the bottom of this post to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.