WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-12-12) – Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Arizona Governor Jan Brewer who today signed a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on AUL Model Legislation, calling the measure “a life-protecting bill designed to ensure that women don’t suffer from the risks of a dangerous, late-term procedure.” This is the first state in the country to enact a late-term ban based on concerns over protecting women’s health by demonstrating that abortion is not only bad for the unborn child, it is also bad for women.

“Arizona is leading the nation in enacting this new law that shows concern for both mother and child. The abortion industry’s war on women has left many injured people behind. This ban will protect women’s lives, despite the best efforts of the abortion industry to block reasonable limits on a procedure that becomes more dangerous with each passing week,” said Dr. Yoest.

For more information on AUL’s model legislation and the possible medical consequences of late-term abortion, go to AUL.org.