Trust women? Seems far-fetched in a state that passed so many abortion restrictions last session that some reproductive health clinics were actually forced to shut down. But legislators in Arizona are still valiantly proposing a resolution to make this week “Reproductive Rights Awareness Week” in the state.
Cronkite News reports:
Recent laws restricting access to abortion amount to an “attack on women” by the state Legislature, a Democratic lawmaker said Monday as she pressed for a resolution declaring Reproductive Rights Awareness Week in Arizona.
“We hope those out there who feel isolated know they’re not alone,” said Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Tucson. “There are legislators who support women’s rights.”
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The push to create Reproductive Rights Awareness Week through SR 1002 is similar to others in states around the country. It has 10 primary sponsors and eight co-sponsors, all of them Democrats.
Organizers said they don’t expect the resolution to pass but hope it calls attention to a national online effort called Trust Women Week, which is billed as an online march for reproductive rights.
Asked for a response to the proposed resolution, Senate Republicans responded, “I believe in the sanctity of life, for babies’ rights. Who is standing up for them?”
No wonder no one believes the resolution will pass.