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Arizona State Rep. Terri Proud Wants to Force Women to Watch Abortion

| by Michael Allen

Arizona State Rep. Terri Proud (R) recently told a voter, in an email, that women should be required to “watch an abortion being performed” prior to having one.

AZCentral.com reports that Proud wrote: “Personally I’d like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a 'surgical procedure.' If it’s not a life it shouldn’t matter, if it doesn’t harm a woman then she shouldn’t care, and don’t we want more transparency and education in the medical profession anyway?"

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"We demand it everywhere else. Until the dead child can tell me that she/he does not feel any pain – I have no intentions of clearing the conscience of the living – I will be voting YES.”

Rep. Proud made headlines earlier this year when she sponsored a bill requiring the Bible to be taught as an elective in high school.

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She is now co-sponsoring a bill that would allow employers to opt out of covering birth control in their health insurance plans.