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Does Arizona’s Abortion Law Go Too Far?

Does Arizona’s Abortion Law Go Too Far?

Here’s The Scoop

In a recent statement, former President Donald Trump addressed the controversy surrounding Arizona’s abortion law, which reignited debates following a court’s decision to uphold a Civil War-era statute.

This 1864 law bans almost all abortions in the state, except in narrow circumstances where the life of the pregnant person is at risk.

The strictness of this law has caused significant unrest within the Republican ranks, as noted by Arizona Republican consultant Stan Barnes, who highlighted the lack of preparedness among GOP candidates for the backlash.

Trump acknowledged that Arizona’s implementation might have overreached.

“Yeah, they did,” Trump said when questioned if the state went too far.

He reassured supporters, stating, “And that will be straightened out. And as you know, it’s all about states’ rights. That will be straightened out. And I’m sure that the governor and everybody else are going to bring it back into reason, and that will be taken care of, I think, very quickly.”

This response from Trump emphasizes a commitment to states’ rights while recognizing the need for reasonable governance. It’s a reflection of a broader Republican struggle to balance staunch anti-abortion stances with political pragmatism post-Roe v. Wade.

As this issue continues to evolve, it’s crucial to consider how such laws align with the values of freedom and personal responsibility that are hallmarks of conservative ideology.

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  1. Herb Sutton

    April 11, 2024 at 10:47 pm

    This should be decided at the state level via referendum.

  2. Larry Swinford

    April 14, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    Sounds right to me and has been the law since 1864 till Roe vs Wade. Leave it alone. It provides protection if the mother’s life is endangered.

  3. Jerry C.

    April 15, 2024 at 3:42 am

    ALL “Anti-Choice” laws go too far and, no, it should never be left up to the states! We are one Nation: We should have a single rule of law, throughout! “State’s Rights” should be amended out of the Constitution, altogether, (and should have been so done at the conclusion of the Civil War). Everything legal for me in Michigan as a Citizen of the United States of America should still be legal for me if I go to California as a Citizen of the United States of America, or to Texas or, even, to Arizona.

    • noah

      April 21, 2024 at 10:09 am

      The United States federal government is, per the Constitution, supposed to be more of an alliance of States than a single all powerful entity.

  4. Jan W Howe

    April 20, 2024 at 1:03 pm

    Jan V. got it right.

  5. Mark Smith

    May 4, 2024 at 7:54 am

    IF you don’t want to have Babies, KEEP YOUR DAMN LEGS closed, Stop Killing Babies out of Convince. if there are real Health issues for the Mother, Baby or both then YES Abortion is the Option to go to. but just because you keep screwing and getting pregnant Abortion is NOT the answer, TIE the tubes or have him cut his, or STOP SCREWING every man you run into.

    • Jerry C.

      May 4, 2024 at 5:05 pm

      They ain’t “babies” ’til they’re born alive. Until then they are fetuses. You will NEVER be able to impose the idiotic Puritanical concept of “abstinence” on people – sex is just too fun! The same goes for your Puritanical views on abortion. Keep your silly superstitions (religion) to yourself and quit trying to use them as a justification for infringing on the rights of other people!

      • Mike Diggs

        May 11, 2024 at 7:20 am

        They have unique human DNA at conception. At 6 weeks they have a heartbeat, 9ish weeks brain waves. My cousin’s daughter was born at 24-25 weeks, my son at 31 weeks via C-section, they didn’t have rights 2 minutes before they were born? We’re all just a clump of cells, people who are comatose unconscious, under anesthesia have no self awareness, is it ok to kill them as pro-baby killers say it is for babies for that reason

  6. lynn

    May 11, 2024 at 7:18 am

    I don’t think the government should be involved in this issue. It is a very personal decision. There are too many unwanted and neglected children in this world. Their fate is worse than death, Early abortions should be permitted but repeat offenders should be encouraged to find better birth control methods,

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