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Doug Ducey on Abortion

 

 


Employer-denied contraceptives: a win for religious freedom

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Doug Ducey (R): Mostly Ban. Has signed restrictions requiring doctors to ask if abortion is related to rape, incest, or domestic violence; telling patients that effect of abortion pills can be undone; & banning use of ObamaCare exchanges for abortion insurance.

David Garcia (D): Legal. "As governor, I'll veto anti-abortion bills."

Q: Allow employers to withhold contraceptive coverage from employees if disagree with it based on religious beliefs?

Ducey: Yes. After US Supreme Court allowed some corporations to deny contraceptives, called it "a win for religious freedom & yet another blow to #ObamaCare."

Garcia: Strong supporter of access to birth control.

Q: Allow Planned Parenthood to receive public funds for non-abortion health services?

Ducey: No. Wanted to exclude Planned Parenthood from federal family-planning grant.

Garcia: Yes. Important for comprehensive health education.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Arizona Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible

Legislative Summary: SB1318: Prohibits any health care exchange operating in Arizona from providing coverage for abortions, except in cases of rape & incest. Requires a physician to inform the woman of the possible reversal of a medication abortion.

Analysis by The Guardian (6/4/15):Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, [and others] are challenging SB1318, which requires doctors to tell women having a drug-induced abortion that the procedure is reversible, advice regarded by most medical experts as wrong and misleading. The lawsuit argues that compelling doctors to provide this information against their best medical judgement, with "extreme consequences" for non-compliance, is a violation of their first amendment rights.

Legislative Outcome:Passed House 33-24-3 on Mar/23/15; Passed Senate 18-11-1 on Mar/25/15; Signed by Gov. Ducey on Mar/30/15. A federal district court overturned SB1316 on July 23, 2016.

Source: The Guardian/ACLU analysis of Arizona voting record SB1318 , Mar 30, 2015

Staunchly anti-abortion

Ducey held a convincing lead of 37 percent in the six-way race after most of the ballots had been counted. His closest rival, ex-mayor Scott Smith, took some 22 percent of the vote.

"Now the real race begins," said the staunchly anti-abortion Ducey, 50, a former chief executive of ice cream company Cold Stone Creamery, whose supporters include Tea Party favorite Texas Senator Ted Cruz and hardline Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Source: Reuters coverage of 2014 Arizona gubernatorial race , Aug 27, 2014

Defend the most fundamental right--the right to life

Child Protective Services: We need to commit ourselves to being the safest state in the country for children. We need to help and protect those who can't protect themselves, and as governor I will ensure we have the tools and the resources to do the job right.

Defend the most fundamental right of any person--the right to life. We need to encourage across our state a culture of life in which the most vulnerable and needy are not viewed as a problem, but as a priority.

Source: 2014 Gubernatorial campaign website, DougDucey.com, "Issues" , Aug 15, 2014

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