Target: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Goal: Repeal law that prevents women from buying abortion coverage.
People in Arizona are no longer allowed to purchase health insurance that covers abortion after Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law forbidding it. Additionally, the offensive measure states that doctors are obligated to tell women they can perform an “abortion reversal” operation with the aid of specific medications. These claims are not only utterly ridiculous, but dangerous and highly disrespectful.
These assertions that medical abortions can be reversed have been made by one doctor, pro-life physician George Delgado, but no other clinical examinations regarding this procedure exist. Without solid medical evidence to support it, this practice could put the lives of countless women at risk.
Furthermore, Governor Ducey’s bill perpetuates archaic, patriarchal standards about women in the U.S. It belittles the intelligence and capability of women, suggesting that they are incompetent and should not be allowed the power to take charge of their own lives and make decisions regarding their own bodies and well-being.
Additionally, this measure might cause future psychological trauma for both the mother and child. If a woman cannot access abortion services due to money problems and is forced to give birth, the child may grow up without the love and care it needs. The mother may be too young, too occupied by time, or just not yet ready to handle the responsibilities of parenthood.
By signing the petition below, you will help urge Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to repeal this shockingly offensive law. Don’t let politicians and government officials make decisions for patients while potentially endangering their lives in the process.
Dear Governor Ducey,
An anti-abortion bill has recently been signed into law in the state of Arizona. This measure mandates that healthcare buyers are blocked from purchasing abortion insurance and requires doctors to inform patients of an untested “abortion reversal” procedure that could potentially have disastrous results.
We, the undersigned, urge you to repeal the law as it prevents capable women from making choices about their own bodies. Additionally, the “abortion reversal” operation has not been tested by mainstream medical professionals. Ergo, the procedure could endanger the lives of the women who agree to go through with it.
Please allow Arizona women to decide their own paths without the fear of having to resort to unproven medical trials. We ask you to help ensure the safety and security of countless women and cease the imposing of unprepared parenthood.
[Your Name Here]
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