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Schrödinger’s… pregnancy?!

There are plenty of “dumb laws” – many of which are weirdly funny or, at worst, warrant an eyeroll or a shake of the head – and then there are laws so bizarre and over-the-top crazy they make one wonder if certain lawmakers have lost their ever-loving minds.

Case in point:

‘Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception’ Now The Law In Arizona

Governor Jan Brewer Signs Arizona’s Extreme New Abortion Law

Go on, read the articles – then give the logical conclusions of such a law just a few minutes of thought.

Regardless of your politics… regardless as to where you stand on the issue of abortion, or when you believe life begins…

This is insanity.

I’m very rarely speechless, but I have to admit, this one threw me for a loop.

Your thoughts?

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Becky April 13, 2012

    In Arizona, everyone who is capable of being pregnant is now pregnant two weeks before it’s even possible to be pregnant. Now I want men to figure out how they can be treated equally under the law. Maybe if a dude’s planning to ejaculate viable sperm two weeks from now, he can just go ahead and mentally (NOT physically!) feel good now then fall asleep without any foreplay, effort, and possible consequences. And he can do that every time he thinks he may want to ejaculate from now until he’s dead.

    Isn’t this really what the morality police wanted all along? NO SEX UNLESS YOU PLAN TO PROCREATE. That leaves out the homos, the harlots, the hedonists, and Jan Brewer.

    Actually, I’m okay with that last one.
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    • Laurel Regan
      April 14, 2012

      I’ve been following Jan Brewer’s governance for awhile now, so I really shouldn’t have been surprised at this latest bit of news. She frightens me.
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      • Classic NYer April 14, 2012

        You know, I was totally against this law until I heard your implication for the men involved, and now I’m not so sure…
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  • Nancy aka Nerthus
    April 13, 2012

    As a politically progressive resident of Arizona, the things that are done here by those in power can set my stomach churning on a near daily basis. If you wonder what life will be like in Michigan or Wisconsin or other states that fell for the Koch Tea Party propaganda in 2010 if the trajectory is not changed immediately, just look at Arizona.

    Academics have to go where they are offered positions, and if tenure is granted, most folks stay there. That is why I detest the whole concept of the individual states varying so much in very basic human rights; our country was once more unified per laws, education and justice than it is now. Arizona decided to ride the crazy train a long time ago when a totally whacked out fundamentalist legislature manipulated by corporate interests was put in power through under the table deals, tolerance of religious extremism, scorn of education, institutionalized racism, and local political parties being undermined by national control or write-offs. Most of the people here were beaten down and just don’t give a damn or think they can do anything about it. The one upside is that the progressives here are real Progressives and once in a while they emerge and run for office — as is the case with Raul Grijalva, the co-chair of U.S. House of Reps. Progressive Caucus. And a Democratic Candidate for Senate has recently emerged here, former U. S. Surgeon General, Richard Carmona who is outraged by renewed attacks on women’s rights and self-determination. So if we haven’t given up all hope here, other states should not either. And, um, don’t boycott us, just don’t give your money to corporations or stay in Phoenix when you visit. Come to Tucson and support the businesses here that are people-centered, the innovators that are cooperative and positive. There are amazing people here who are some of the best people you will ever meet, but we have had our governance stolen and we need your support to return to some modicum of sane normality.
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    • Laurel Regan
      April 14, 2012

      Thanks for stopping by, Nancy – I really appreciate your perspective, particular as one who lives in the state in question. It must be so difficult to be a progressive in a state like Arizona – I can’t even imagine it. Looks like you have a couple of people in leadership to give you some hope for change, though, which is great! I hope you all can turn the tide.
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  • Megan April 13, 2012

    Two weeks before conception? I hadn’t heard that one. Right up there with their immigration laws and their random searches. I sometimes forget my wallet, and I’m thinking of having sex soon, say in 2 weeks… will that make me pregnant and deportable? Thank God the lunatics in California are only on the streets, venting their crazies with road rage.
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