A small rally was held today at the Arizona state capitol in protest of House Bill 2284, which would allow surprise government inspections of abortion clinics. The bill would also make it a misdemeanor to aid or assist a minor in obtaining an abortion in violation of the state’s parental consent laws.
H.B. 2284 would also amend existing reporting requirements, requiring an abortion provider to report “whether an infant was born alive during or immediately after an attempted abortion and the efforts made to promote, preserve and maintain the life of the infant.”
Jodi Liggett is Director of Policy for Planned Parenthood Arizona; the Center for Arizona Policy is a pro-life, pro-family organization which threw its support behind S.B. 1062, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was recently vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer. This bill too is likely to draw national attention.