Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Governor Brewer Makes Arizona First to Drop Abortion Funding in Health Care

cross-posted from A Catholic View

KUDO's to Governor Brewer for not allowing taxpayers' money to be used for abortions.  Ironically, she's just helping Barry keep his false promise that Obamacare would not fund abortion.  It actually does have plenty of abortion funding.

State legislators in Tennessee may have beaten their colleagues in Arizona in passing a law to allow the state to opt out of some of the abortion funding in the government-run health care bill President Barack Obama signed. But Governor Jan Brewer made Arizona officially the first to have the bill become law.

As pro-life advocates in Tennessee wait for Governor Bredesen to decide if he will sign the bill there into law, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wasted little time signing her state's version.

On Saturday at the Center for Arizona Policy Family dinner before 1600 guests, Brewer signed SB 1305 to opt Arizona out of abortion coverage in any insurance exchanges created by the new federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The first-in-the-nation law further clarifies current Arizona law prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion by prohibiting state and local governments from offering abortion insurance coverage in employee benefit plans.