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