Who thinks restricting abortion and sex education protects women?

Jan Brewer, governor or Arizona. Remember her? The one who passed the law that anyone who looks like they may not be a legal resident can be stopped by police and required to show their papers?

Planned Parenthood of Arizona has a great post on their blog:

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Jan Brewer

1. Jan Brewer opposes responsible sex education, and continues to put students at risk by applying for federal funding to promote ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage in Arizona schools. Arizona has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country, which makes it very clear that abstinence-only isn’t working.

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4. Arizona’s Omnibus Abortion Bill, passed and signed into law by Jan Brewer last year put into place multiple restrictions on a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. Jan Brewer said, “In one swift signature it was all delivered, we protected women.”

Certain political groups love her, of course. Is she a “frontier feminist” like Sarah Palin? At least she hasn’t come out and called herself a feminist. (Or has she — please let me know.)  Her political views are “right” in there with her religious views — sound familiar?  Here’s the full blog post:

http://ppadvocatesaz.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/10-things-every-woman-should-know-about-jan-brewer/

 

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