Arizona GOP says pregnancy occurs two weeks BEFORE conception

Posted on April 10, 2012

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Good news, ladies!  The Arizona legislature has just sent a bill to Governor Jan Brewer to sign that says pregnancy begins TWO WEEKS BEFORE CONCEPTION!

A provision in AZ House Bill 2036 defines gestational age as “calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman,” which would move the beginning of a pregnancy up two weeks prior to conception.

State Rep. Matt Heinz (D-Tucson), a physician, said that current medical science can only determine gestational age to within a 10-14 day range. Meaning that doctors can’t give an exact time/date of conception. But your all-knowing Arizona politicians think they can and are trying to make it state law.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to prohibit abortions after the 18th week of pregnancy; a bill to protect doctors from being sued if they withhold health information about a pregnancy that could cause a woman to seek an abortion. In other words, if a doctor finds that a fetus has birth defects or even fatal issues and doesn’t tell the mother about the situation because the doctor doesn’t want the woman to pursue an abortion, this law will prevent that doctor from being sued no matter what happens to the fetus or the mother during or after the pregnancy.

I only include that information so you don’t think that money isn’t involved in this freak show of a bill.

Oh … and there’s a stipulation in the bill to require public schools to teach students that adoption and birth are the only acceptable outcomes for an unwanted pregnancy.

Click here to read the full text of the bill as it will appear on the governor’s desk tomorrow.

So now, when a man and woman make eye contact in a bar in Arizona and begin flirting … BAM!  THEY’RE PARENTS!

You may want to contact your legislators and the governor if you think this bill is as ASININE as I do.

This bill proves that Republican life begins at misconception.

Contact the Governor:  http://www.azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp
Contact your Legislator:  http://www.azleg.gov/alisStaticPages/HowToContactMember.asp

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