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What a shock. Arizona Legislature loses abortion battle

Dec 15, 2014

Arizona Republic

Cathi Herrod and the CAP lose another round - Whoppie!!!! For those of you who don't know Cathi Herrod, she is probably the most powerful woman in Arizona. And this unelected head of the CAP or Center For Arizona Policy is doing the best she can to turn Arizona into a Christian theocracy!!!

Watch out women, Cathi Herrod wants to keep you barefoot, pregnant and dominated by some man.

What a shock. Arizona Legislature loses abortion battle

Laurie Roberts, columnist | 10:52 a.m. MST December 15, 2014

Once again, Cathi Herrod – doing business as the Arizona Legislature – lost a court fight this morning in her (their) crusade to force women to undergo the knife if they want an abortion.

The Supreme Court this morning refused to hear her (their) latest plea to come to the aid of her (their) 2012 law aimed at making it more difficult for women to get abortions.

Nearly half of all women in Arizona who get abortions use abortion-inducing drugs such as RU-486 rather than resorting to surgery. So naturally, the Legislature (Herrod) decided to put a halt to that.

Our leaders in 2012 passed a law that barred women from taking RU-486 after the seventh week of pregnancy, as outlined in FDA guidelines. Doctors have long been prescribing the abortion pill through nine weeks, saying evidence has shown it to be safe.

But the Legislature (read; Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy) believes it's better for women to undergo surgery than to use a less invasive alternative – one decided upon by a woman and her doctor.

Naturally, the Arizona law was quickly put on hold after it went into effect in April, like so many of Herrod's (the Legislature's) anti-abortion laws. In June, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals left the injunction in place, ruling that the law constitutes "an undue burden on a woman's right to an abortion."

Judge William Fletcher, writing for the 9th Circuit, said the FDA "encourages" so-called off-label use of RU-486. "Arizona," he wrote, "has presented no evidence whatsoever that the law furthers any interest in women's health."

This morning, the Supreme Court without comment rejected Attorney General Tom Horne's bid to overturn that federal appellate court ruling and let the new law take effect.

Look for the fight to continue, as the Fifth and Six circuits have upheld similar laws in other states.

And look for Herrod (the Legislature) to battle on. They, after all, have a limitless legal defense fund -- one supplied by taxpayers.