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Arizona Attorney General Determines Live Action’s Claims Have No Merit

Robin Marty

Despite the group's claim that the clinics "intended" to break an Arizona law against sex-selection abortion, the state says there is no evidence of a crime.

The video “gotcha” group Live Action has recently claimed the need for a new ban on abortions based on gender, claiming that undercover video they shot proved there is an epidemic of sex-selective abortions in the United States.

At best, they hoped to create a groundswell of support for PRENDA, a national abortion bill that would ban abortions based on race or sex, despite the fact that enforcing such a law is difficult at best. If that didn’t happen, at the very least they appeared ready to use their “investigation” to try and shut down two clinics in Arizona that they claim were in violation of a similar state law that was already on the books.

It appears that their second goal is having no more success than their first. Having seen Live Action’s “evidence,” the Arizona Attorney General doesn’t believe any laws have been broken.

Via AZ Central:

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Live Action sent the video to Attorney General Tom Horne and local law enforcement. Rose said the state should prosecute the clinics.

The Attorney General’s Office said it received the video, but nobody filed a formal complaint. Because there was no abortion performed, the Attorney General’s Office said the clinics do not appear to violate the law in the video.

The Attorney General’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said no law-enforcement agency has submitted a case to them for prosecution under the state sex-selection abortion law.

Inadvertently, the result of Live Action’s investigation has proven what was already known — that a sex-selection abortion ban is completely unenforceable.

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