By Cathi Herrod, Center for Arizona Policy
Arizona continues to be a national leader in the effort to protect the health and safety of women and preborn children – and the numbers prove it.
The Department of Health Services annual abortion report shows a 7.4% decrease in the number of abortions performed in Arizona in 2012 as compared to 2011. This is encouraging news to everyone who values life. It is also a testament to what the thriving pro-life movement in Arizona has been able to accomplish.
We are now seeing that through strategic public policy and a commitment to loving and serving women with crisis pregnancies, we can save lives.
While this is certainly an encouraging report, it is clear that the efforts to safeguard women and preborn children from the dangerous and deadly practices of the abortion industry are far from over.
The revelations of the atrocities in Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s abortion clinic, along with the recent Live Action undercover video at the late-term Phoenix abortion clinic Family Planning Associates prove that we still have a long way to go to ensure that every life is protected and respected.