Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com
Unsurprisingly, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, who is reviving the 20 week supposed “pain-capable fetus” abortion ban, has the unflagging support of our state’s most prolific God-botherers, the Center for Arizona Policy
Note how they claim that 137 post-20 week abortions take place in Arizona with no context outside of “horrors” and Kermit Gosnell. You are to assume that 137 women either capriciously terminated those pregnancies for funsies or they were lured into it by unscrupulous doctors. No mention of pregnancy complications that may have preceded (possibly most) of those procedures. Keep things like this in mind when anti-choicers promise that these bans will include meaningful exceptions for the life or (sometimes) health of the woman. When they act as though all second trimester or later abortions are done for non-therapeutic reasons, as they did here, it’s a signal that abortion foes don’t believe abortion is ever necessary for anything other than “convenience”. They write the laws accordingly.