Arizona lawmakers are considering a controversial bill (SB 1251/HB 2404) that could hand over $3 million to religious “pregnancy centers.” This bill is moving quickly, it was already passed by committees in each chamber.
These fake pregnancy centers have a religious mission to prevent abortion and use deceptive marketing practices to target and lure pregnant women to facilities posing as real medical centers.
Arizona women need real health and pregnancy care, not lies and deceit. Especially during this pandemic, it is shameful that lawmakers are planning to give religious groups $3 million to undermine access to health care.
The government should protect women from these religious “pregnancy centers”—not give them taxpayer dollars so that they can more easily manipulate women.
Not a single tax dollar should support religious organizations that trick, harass, bully, and shame vulnerable women into foregoing health care services.