Contrary to what many in the mainstream media have claimed, the conservative Christian group that backed and drafted Arizona’s Religious Freedom Law has not been pouting since Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the measure. In fact, the organization is actually celebrating the fact that 123 of the bills it has supported since its inception in 1995 have been signed into law.
The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) is Arizona’s leading pro-life, pro-family organization. As the Huffington Post pointed out, the day after Brewer vetoed Arizona’s Religious Freedom Law (SB 1062), the state House passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (HB 2884), a bill that was also backed and co-drafted by CAP. This bill seeks to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics when, “consistent with standard medical practices,” it is determined that “there is reasonable cause to believe an abortion clinic is not adhering to the licensing requirements… concerning abortion.”
Aaron Baer, Communications Director of CAP, says his organization was taken aback at how their “simple bill was blown up into something else.”
“There’s no doubt that misinformation about SB 1062 came from the left’s PR camp on same-sex marriage,” Baer said in an interview with Breitbart News. “They framed it as something it is not, and the governor vetoed a bill that didn’t actually exist.”
“Some people say government should get out of the marriage business,” Baer said. “ But government is in the business of marriage because marriage enhances society. We’d like to have honest discussions about why marriage matters, and about religious freedom, but, from the left, all we seem to get are personal attacks.”
Read the full story at Breitbart.com.