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Arizona Democrats Wanted to Lift Ban on Infanticide, Then Pro-Lifer's Packed the Capitol in Protest; See What Happened

Calvin Freiburger : Feb 21, 2019 :

"With no legislators voting for the bill in the end, it is apparent just how out of touch sponsors are with the values and priorities of the people they represent." -Cathi Herrod

(Phoenix, AZ)—[] Amid intense protests from hundreds of Arizonans, an Arizona House committee voted Wednesday to reject proposed legislation that would have repealed long-standing legal protections for infants who survive abortions in that state. (Screengrab image: Original photo credit: Dustin Gardiner/The Republic)

Democrat state Rep. Raquel Terán had introduced House Bill 2696 with the intent of repealing a 2017 law requiring abortionists to attempt to resuscitate any baby "delivered alive," defined as displaying breathing, a heartbeat, umbilical cord pulsation, and/or voluntary muscle movement. Abortion defenders objected that it would go too far in applying to fetal-abnormality cases.

But thanks to what Terán calls a "drafting error," her bill would have repealed the entire 1975 law the 2017 act modified, thereby erasing the state's basic requirement that doctors use all "available means and medical skills" to save infants after botched abortions.

"Hundreds" of pro-lifers "filled" the Capitol Wednesday to protest HB 2696, the Arizona Republic reports. After the bill had been amended to correct the alleged blunder and repeal only the 2017 language, the House Judiciary Committee voted 8-0 to reject the bill. Two members of the committee voted "present"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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