Veto Letter to AZ Governor Jan Brewer: House Bill 2036

07.13.12

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Read the Center for Reproductive Rights’ letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto House Bill 2036 which endangers the health and lives of women in the state and prevents physicians from exercising their best medical judgment in caring for their patients. The bill bans abortion at 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period (lmp) with no exceptions apart from medical emergencies where an abortion would be necessary to prevent immediate death or where a delay in providing abortion would create a serious risk of “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.”