snoqueen wrote:At first I thought that was another Onion story, especially with the attractive shot of Jan Brewer's wrinkled cleavage.
But no. By law, in Arizona all menstruating women are now pregnant at any and every point in time.
The law was written by a woman, Kimberly Yee, so there is that.
I agree that it sounds a bit weird. On thinking about it, I do agree with its purpose. If abortions are going to be illegal 20 weeks after conception occurs, you have to have some objective, even if slightly artificial, way to determine when that is.
Perhaps it would be better to make abortion illegal 18 weeks after conception and then define conception as 2 weeks after the start of the last period? Same effect, different verbiage.
Or do you have some better way of determining when conception took place and/or the age of the fetus?