A Statement from Center for Arizona Policy President, Cathi Herrod, Esq.

The abortion industry goes far beyond Roe with an inhumane ballot measure replete with intentionally vague language. The measure would enshrine painful partial-birth abortion into Arizona’s constitution, while also stripping away safety precautions for women and the rights of parents.

The measure not only allows abortion up to birth but forbids the state from shielding unborn babies from excruciating pain, dismemberment, or any other humane limitation. It quite literally is abortion on demand for any reason, at any stage of development, even partially born.

It leaves parents in the dark while their daughters struggle to make one of their most consequential decisions alone.

And instead of owning up to the radical realities in clear language, the measure deceitfully first includes the limitation of viability, then nullifies it with broad, universal exemptions that allows stress to be reason enough for a late term abortion.

It leaves women’s health subject to substandard abortion clinics with little to no legal requirements to ensure their health and safety. The state would be forbidden from holding poor-quality abortion clinics and practitioners accountable for harming women.

Arizonans are not rabidly pro-abortion, willing to sacrifice humane precautions for the unborn baby and the mother.