Monday, April 16, 2012

The Beginning of Life In Arizona

The state of Arizona has passed a law that basically states that life begins with cramps.

Life starts earliest in Arizona, which now defines gestational age as beginning on the first day of a woman’s last period, rather than at fertilization. In practice, that means the state has banned abortions after about 18 weeks (20 weeks from the last menstruation) except in the case of medical emergencies. While that provision has been much discussed, abortions after that point account for only about 1 percent of the procedures currently performed.

Hey, Gov. Brewer, what was it that you were saying about the Republicans being the party of smaller government and more freedom?

Via Rachel Maddow.