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AZ House Approves Abortion Bill: Felony Charges For Doctors, No Exception For Rape Or Incest

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The Republican-controlled Arizona House has approved a sweeping abortion bill making it a felony for a doctor to terminate a pregnancy because the child has a survivable genetic abnormality, among other provisions. The bill makes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

Democrats contend the proposal unnecessarily adds to the state’s already tough restrictions on abortion. The proposal backed by anti-abortion groups also contains a ban on mail delivery of abortion-inducing medication, confers all civil rights to unborn children and requires fetal remains to be buried or cremated. The Senate must agree with the House changes before it heads to GOP Governor Doug Ducey's desk.