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AZ Bill Allows Abortion Clinic ‘Snap Inspections’

From an irony proof Reuters:

Arizona advances bill for surprise inspections of abortion clinics

By David Schwartz | March 4, 2014

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed measure on Tuesday that would allow unannounced inspections of licensed abortion clinics in a state that has taken some of the country’s toughest stances on abortion.

The bill, which passed in the state House of Representatives 34-22, would delete a provision in state law mandating that an administrative warrant be obtained from a judge to inspect any of the nine licensed abortion clinics in Arizona. A warrant is not required to inspect other clinics and medical facilities.

Why is that, do you think?

"This is not a pro-life versus pro-choice issue. This is about the healthiness of a facility where a woman goes to get a procedure done," said Republican Representative Debbie Lesko, the bill’s sponsor. "What is it that they have to hide?"

The measure, which still must be approved by the state Senate and signed by Republican Governor Jan Brewer before it can become law, is the latest abortion-related restriction to be sought by conservatives in state legislatures across the United States.

Arizona state Representative Lisa Otondo, a Democrat, described it as "a slap in the face to women and to taxpayers who end up paying for unconstitutional bills."

Funny, but we think it’s a slap in the face of women that abortion clinics are not subject to the same inspections of other clinics and medical facilities.

Opponents said it was almost certain the bill from the conservative Center for Arizona Policy would be challenged in court if it becomes law…

Naturally. The left never has to accept any laws they don’t like. They can always find an obliging judge to strike it down. And never mind that this is literally a case of ‘equal protection under the law.

If the surprise inspection measure is ultimately signed into law, Arizona would join 10 other states that allow for such surprise inspections, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit sexual health organization.

In other words, Arizona is once again being singled out for condemnation, even though ten other states already have the same law.

By the way, the Guttmacher Institute is the militant arm of Planned Parenthood. So, naturally, they are also a 501c3.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “AZ Bill Allows Abortion Clinic ‘Snap Inspections’”

  1. I may have to move the herd to Arizona

  2. The Redneck

    The Left keeps telling us that abortion is just a medical procedure like any other–but when we try to place the same basic safety standards on them as we do for real medical procedures, they fight tooth-and-nail.




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