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Arizona Catholic Conference Bishops’ Statement on Governor Ducey Signing Pro-Life Bills

MARCH 31, 2016

The Bishops of the Arizona Catholic Conference are grateful for the passage of the pro-life bills (SB 1474 and SB 1485) that were signed into law today by Governor Doug Ducey.

These bills include a proposal to prohibit the sale of aborted babies or their body parts (SB 1474). Additionally, SB 1485 will forbid facilitation by the state government in collecting employee donations to abortion providers.

These measures are all consistent with Arizona’s long held policy of respecting human life and will now become law.

Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas
Bishop of Tucson

Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted
Bishop of Phoenix

Most Rev. James S. Wall
Bishop of Gallup

Most Rev. Eduardo A. Nevares
Auxiliary Bishop of Phoenix

Most Rev. Gerald Dino
Bishop of Holy Protection
of Mary Byzantine Catholic
Eparchy of Phoenix