State Representative Walter Blackman (R-Phoenix) spoke at a press conference yesterday held by Lori Zee Gray, slamming the abortion industry for targeting the black community.
“By the end of World War II, six million Jews were exterminated,” Blackman said. “From the time of Roe v. Wade in 1937, 20 million black lives have been killed – 20 million. But we have not acknowledged that as an extermination. We have not acknowledged that as eugenics. We have not acknowledged that as a mass slaughter on a population.”
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed almost a dozen pieces of legislation into law on Friday, including a bipartisan measure to increase protections for victims of violent crimes.
The bill, House Bill 2604, extends the length of an order of protection from one year to two years after the defendant has been served.
Withstanding a noisy opposition campaign, the Arizona Legislature passed two bills addressing heated issues involving transgenders, which will be sent to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to sign or veto. SB 1138 bans irreversible gender reassignment surgery for those under 18. SB 1165 prohibits males from participating in sports in public schools or at private schools that compete against public schools from playing on teams designated for girls.
Rep. Shawnna Bolick (R-Phoenix), who co-sponsored SB 1165, testified regarding how she played on girls’ teams in high school, but would have never been able to make the men’s teams. “The advantages bestowed by biological male puberty are so big that no amount of training or talent can enable biological female athletes to overcome them,” she said.