Sunday, April 25, 2010

CAP: Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill Into Law!

On Wednesday, Governor Brewer signed into law SB 1304 - Abortion Reporting Requirements. For too long, our state has had inaccurate and incomplete abortion statistics. This new law - which will go into effect 90 days after the legislative session ends - will ensure that abortion statistics are accurately reported and kept in our state. This will enable policymakers and pro-life advocates to obtain a more complete assessment of abortion in Arizona and allow pregnancy resource centers and to better serve the needs of Arizona women.

Make Your Voice Count!

There is still time to respond to CAP's Wednesday Action Alert on SB 1309 - Parental Rights. Encourage your two state representatives to vote YES in support of the rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.

CAP Bills Passing Legislature!

This week a few more CAP-supported bills moved to final passage in the Legislature and are awaiting approval from the Governor. The following bills passed the legislature this week: 
  • SB 1274 - Scholarship Tax Credits Donations Deadline. Allows people to donate to school tuition organizations before April 15 and take the credit for the previous tax year.
  • SB 1305 - Prohibition on Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Coverage. Ensures that tax dollars are not used for abortion insurance coverage. Also opts Arizona out of funding abortions through the state insurance exchange in the new federal healthcare program.
  • SB 1280 - University Scholarship Equity. Ensures that homeschool students receive equal access to public university scholarships.
  • One other bill received a final vote in the Senate this week and just needs a final vote from the House before going to the Governor: 
  • HB 2596 - Religious Freedom Land Use. Protects churches and religious institutions from discriminatory zoning and land use laws.

Specific Pornography Domain Wouldn't Make Internet Safer

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for the allocation of domain names and IP addresses. ICANN is again considering establishing a .XXX domain for pornography websites. If ICANN does create a .XXX domain for pornographic sites, this would significantly increase not only the amount of pornography available on the internet, but also the availability of porn to both children and adults. Read more on our blog!

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