Yet another anti-woman bill passes in the US:
The new law “calculates gestational age starting with the first day of the last menstrual period rather than the date of conception.”
HOLD ON. Conception will now start before the date of conception?
Arizona has just signed into law a bill decreeing all women living in their state have been blessed with immaculate conception. None of this complicated ovum + sperm = zygote business; all eggs are destined to be babies anyway, so why not speed along the process?
According to the Tucson Citizen, the Bill enacts the following:
“All abortions after 20 weeks are banned except in a “medical emergency” where an abortion would prevent the mother’s death or “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” The issue here is that most women have their first ultrasound at 20 weeks, at which point medical issues may first be assessed. By banning abortions after this date, the state ensures that women will be forced to carry pregnancies to term regardless of complications.
The bill also makes other changes to abortion regulations. Clinics are now required to perform an ultrasound 24 hours before an abortion instead of the current requirement of an hour before; and to post signs saying it is against the law to coerce a woman into having an abortion. It requires physicians to provide additional information about health risks (no word yet on whether this includes the malicious misinformation that the procedure causes breast cancer); and requires the state to create a website detailing information on adoption agencies and photos or drawings of developing fetuses.
But returning to our earlier point: since the law has effectively done away with the moment of conception, of the uniting of sperm and egg towards the creation of a new life, are they perhaps ushering in a new era? The era without sperm? Who could have thought such openly misogynist actions could effectively negate the role of men in reproduction?
Well done, lawmakers of Arizona. Mind=blown.