The Arizona Legislature is advancing a last-minute bill that would ban nearly all abortions in Arizona. Please take a few moments to contact your state lawmakers and urge them to oppose this bill.
The bill, HB 2140, is an extremely strict so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill that would outlaw abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. Six-week abortion bans, also commonly misrepresented as “heartbeat bills,” are a favorite of the anti-choice Religious Right, intended to outlaw abortion after an embryonic pulse (not heartbeat) can be detected (as early as five weeks). Most women do not even know they are pregnant that early, which is, of course, the point.
The bill codifies into law beliefs not based on science or morality, but on religion and so-called holy books. The Christian Right has been and remains the primary opponent to women’s reproductive rights. Indeed, the “architect” of the “fetal heartbeat” bill runs an organization called Faith2Action, which seeks to impose a particular religious viewpoint on all citizens.
WAYS TO TAKE ACTION:
- Please click on the red “Take Action” button below to contact your Arizona lawmakers and urge them to oppose this unconstitutional measure. Feel free to use or adapt the talking points provided. Personalized messages are always the most effective.
- Speak out against HB 2140 on social media.
- Write a letter to the editor to your local Arizona newspaper opposing HB 2140 to influence public opinion on this issue.