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Arizona Bill Regulating Crisis Pregnancy Centers 2014 (HB 2572)

This law was last updated on Feb 7, 2014


This law is Pro–Choice

State

Arizona

Number

HB 2572

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 4, 2014

Sponsors

Co-sponsors: 1
Primary Sponsors: 4
Total Sponsors: 5

Topics

Waiting Periods and Forced Counseling

Full Bill Text

www.azleg.gov

HB 2572 would have required that pregnancy-related information provided to a woman by a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) be scientifically accurate and evidence-based.

It would also have required CPCs that receive state money to provide comprehensive reproductive health-care counseling and information, including information on planning, birth control, pregnancy, and postpartum health.

In addition, the bill would have required CPCs to post a notice in English and Spanish stating “this center is not a licensed medical facility.”

Violations of the provision would have been subject to criminal and civil penalties.

This bill would have curbed the deceptive practices of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and required them to be honest about the types of services and counseling that they provide. It would have ensured that women who visit CPCs are receiving comprehensive counseling.


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