Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Birth-Control Bill Defeated by AZ Senate; Barto Pledges to Bring It Back

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Big news out of the State Capitol today. From The Arizona Republic:

The bill failed in the Senate on a 13-17 vote, but House Bill 2625 is not dead. Barto fought unsuccessfully for her bill, and then vowed to bring it back for a revote.

"Religious freedom is under serious attack, and heathcare is the latest venue for that attack," Barto said. "HB 2625 does not remove Arizona's contraception mandate, but provides a much more meaningful exemption for religious exceptions. ... Even Jesus, under Obama's definition of a religious employer, would not qualify because he served people of other faith," she said. Asked if the bill is about healthcare or entirely about religion, she said, "This is definitely about the fight to preserve our religious freedom and our First Amendment guaranteed-right for freedom of religion.

[azcentral.com]

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