Action Alert: CAP abortion bill SB 1318


Action Alert from Arizona List:

Monday: SB 1318 to be heard in the House

SB1318 is the anti-reproductive justice bill of this session.   It will make it impossible for women in health exchanges to buy a policy – even with their own money – that covers abortion. 

It is time to make a call!
Call your members of the House on Monday: 1-800-352-8404. 

What are the key bad points in this bill?

1.  Doctors’ private information is made public. 
Doctors should NOT be targeted simply because of the care they provide and SB 1318 targets doctors, plain and simple.
2. Compels doctors to “inform” patients that their medical abortion may be reversed relying on illegitimate science. Arizona providers will be forced by the state to potentially commit medical malpractice by having to misinform patients.

3. There is an amendment to exclude cases of rape and incest so SB 1318 forces insurance companies to be de facto police detectives to determine how you got pregnant. This means a woman has no rights to privacy about rape or incest. This is too extreme even for Arizona.

4. It’s a shell game. No taxpayer money is now used in Arizona to fund abortion. NONE. No taxpayer funds are used at the federal level. Now Arizona taxpayers will be on the hook for court cases and lawyer fees and numerous medical malpractice suits for compelling doctors to misinform patients.

SB 1318 is too extreme and relies on illegitimate science.

Tell your legislators to say no! #STOP1318

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    • Do your own research. From the testimony on this bill:

      Allan Sawyer, former president of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said he had previously reversed a medication abortion for a woman by providing her with progesterone.

      When questioned, Sawyer acknowledged that FDA had not approved using progesterone for such a purpose.

      In addition, Sawyer said there were no studies indicating whether administering progesterone for such a purpose could result in birth defects if a woman carries the pregnancy to term.

      Separately, Ilana Addis, chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Arizona section, said physicians have an obligation to “practice medicine that is evidence-based” and that “the protocol that has been suggested for reversing a medication abortion has no evidence to support it.”

      Addis added that progesterone could result in complications and have “side effects” that “are not necessarily minor.”

      This is pseudo-science that has not been properly tested and approved. It is being practiced by “pro-life” doctors, not under rigorous clinical testing procedures and protocols, and that should cost them their license to practice medicine.

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