‘Education' Governor's Pro-Choice Stand Ironic



Ironically, Gov. Janet Napolitano, who was honored in Payson on Sept. 19 for her support of teachers and education, does not support the children these educators would have been teaching had they not been aborted.

The darling of Planned Parenthood, of influential business leaders, of a former director of the Arizona Catholic Conference, and of other "pro-choice" Catholics, Gov. Napolitano has vetoed every piece of pro-life legislation that has crossed her desk -- from informed consent of the matter, to abstinence education, to exempting religious groups from providing coverage for contraceptives and abortifacients.

On April 17 this year, she vetoed four pro-life bills: Parental consent, information about fetal pain, government-funded abortion coverage, and sale of human eggs for cloning research.

Soon after being elected by less than 1 percent of the vote (5 days after the polls closed and late arriving "early" ballots were counted), Napolitano warned legislators not to bother sending her any pro-life legislation, as she didn't want to waste taxpayers' money defending abortion laws.

In 2005, Gov. Napolitano signed into law a pet-friendly specialty license plate. Arizonans can also get a Child Abuse Prevention specialty plate, but a Choose Life plate was denied by Gov. Napolitano as "too controversial" even though abortion is the ultimate child abuse.

The November elections are right around the corner. Go Munsil. No-politano.

Carol Suhr


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