FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2021
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New Law Also Protects Against Mail-Order Abortion Drugs, Stops Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Industry, and More
Washington, D.C. – Tonight the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated as Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed S.B. 1457 into law. The new law prohibits discriminatory abortions due to a prenatal diagnosis such as Down syndrome. It also ensures that abortion drugs cannot be shipped through the mail, prevents taxpayer dollars from being used for research that involves fetal remains from an abortion, and requires dignified and respectful treatment of the remains of aborted children.
“It’s a proud moment for a strongly pro-life state like Arizona,” said SBA List State Policy Director Sue Liebel. “This law is a bold stride forward to end lethal discrimination in the womb, safeguard women against the proliferation of dangerous abortion drugs, and protect taxpayers from being forced to fund the abortion industry. At a time when our federal government under the Biden-Harris administration is pushing an extreme anti-life agenda, it’s so encouraging to see state legislatures and leaders like Gov. Ducey taking charge and acting on the will of the people. We thank Gov. Ducey, State Senator Nancy Barto, Cathi Herrod and all our pro-life allies for their dedication to protecting the most vulnerable among us.”
David Prentice, Ph.D., vice president and research director of SBA List’s research arm Charlotte Lozier Institute, testified in support of the bill.
A Marist/Knights of Columbus poll earlier this year found that 70% of Americans – including 56% of those who identify as pro-choice, 59% of Democrats, and 70% of Independents – oppose abortion based on the expectation that an unborn child may have Down syndrome.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.