After pro-life laws were passed, abortions declined 7.4% in Arizona

Life News has some good news for us.


A new report from the state health department in Arizona shows the number of abortions there has declined more than seven percent, thanks in part to the passage of more pro-life laws limiting abortions.

The Department of Health Services annual abortion report shows a 7.4% decrease in the number of abortions performed in Arizona in 2012 as compared to 2011.

Abortions dropped 8 percent from 2010-2011 after dropping 30 percent the year before.

Here’s a bit more about the law passed by the Republicans in Arizona:

Early in 2012, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a pro-life bill into law to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This bill, called “The Mother’s Health and Safety Act”:

  • Prohibits abortion after 20 weeks because of the safety risks to the mother and the pain endured by the preborn child
  • Ensures women have an ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to an abortion
  • Establishes an informed consent website which details the facts about fetal development, risks of abortion, and services available.
  • Requires doctors performing surgical abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the abortion facility.

Lately, we are seeing a lot of these bans on abortions after 20 weeks in states that have Republican-controlled legislatures and Republican governors. It’s good news! And in 2014, we’ll get another chance to vote pro-life again and see some more hope and change.

3 thoughts on “After pro-life laws were passed, abortions declined 7.4% in Arizona”

  1. Amen! Sadly, many liberals will use this to say “See? we reduced abortions under Obama!” They will say that this is because of Obama, not in spite of him. But, the horrible economy, 50 year high poverty rate, and unprecedented low labor participation rates – those are still Bush’s fault. :-)


  2. Somehow I don’t think this is the ‘safe, legal,and rare’, that Mr. Clinton alluded to way back when.

    Great job WK…keep it up.


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