I truly believe that GOP politicians are unaware of the political pulse of the nation. They are myopic in their quests to legislate the most extreme laws thinking that the “American people” as they often refer to us, are on the side of conservative governance. I suspect that there will be a rude awakening in the next two November elections.
First with national referenda to vote down extreme legislation in several states. Secondly with recalls of certain extreme legislators in those states. Finally, a rejection of GOP extreme conservatism resulting in a second term for President Obama and most likely a return to the Dems controlling both houses.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law a controversial bill that makes the state the first in the nation to outlaw abortions performed on the basis of the race or gender of the fetus.
The move comes as anti-abortion groups across the nation try to seize on gains made by political conservatives during the November elections, seeking enactment of new state laws to further restrict abortions.
Under the new Arizona statute, doctors and other medical professionals would face felony charges if they could be shown to have performed abortions for the purposes of helping parents select their offspring on the basis of gender or race.
The women having such abortions would not be penalized.
State legislators have said no such law exists anywhere else in the nation.
Backers of the measure said the ban is needed to put an end to sex- and race-related discrimination that exists in Arizona and throughout the nation. They insist the issue is about bias rather than any broader stance on abortion. Read More…
- Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on gender, race (deaconforlife.blogspot.com)
- Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on gender, race (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
- Arizona Criminalizes Certain Abortions (blogs.wsj.com)
- Arizona bans abortions based on race, gender (rt.com)
- Ariz. law bans abortions based on race or gender (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Legislators in three states pass new restrictions on abortion (reuters.com)