Can't Get Enough of People Complaining About Abortion? Good, Because The Susan B. Anthony List Is Coming
If you've heard enough about abortion in Arizona recently, that's apparently too damn bad.
Between Arizona Congressman Trent Franks' and the state Legislature's fascination with abortion-related legislation, there's plenty of abortion bullying to spread around.
Still, the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List organization is spending some time in the desert this week -- one of its representatives is testifying at the Legislature tomorrow in favor of House Bill 2800, while former Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave and other advocates will be shouting about abortion outside a couple Planned Parenthood locations on Thursday.
According to the House summary on HB 2800, the bill would essentially cut off state funds from going to places that provide abortions, unless those abortions are performed to save the mother's life, or in cases of rape or incest.
Former Congresswoman Musgrave's method to push the legislation outside Planned Parenthood spots on Thursday is apparently misinformation.
"Planned Parenthood is a profit-driven, abortion-centered business and no friend of women and young girls," she says in the organization's announcement.
Nope, nope, and nope, according to Planned Parenthood Arizona communications director Cynde Cerf.
"First and foremost, to say Planned Parenthood is an abortion-centered business is a gross misrepresentation," Cerf tells New Times.
Cerf says more than 90 percent of Planned Parenthood's provided services are not abortions, including cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, birth control, and other health services.
Saying Planned Parenthood is profit-driven also got the "gross misrepresentation" tag from Cerf, as nonprofits don't make profit, if anyone was confused about that.
Thursday's press conferences by the Susan B. Anthony List will be at (or near) Planned Parenthood locations in Glendale in Tucson, if you're wondering how to join in on or stay as far away as possible from those.
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