Arizona Passes Harsh Abortion Law

The "war on women" continues as Gov. Jan Brewer changes how gestational age is defined.

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Pregnancy in Arizona no longer begins at fertilization, reports the Daily Beast. Instead, thanks to a new bill signed by the state's Gov. Jan Brewer, pregnancy now legally begins on the first day of a woman's last period, the earliest delineation in American legislation. And while this bill may seem a matter of semantics, the possible ramifications on health care for women who want abortions could literally be life-changing.

Watch Daily Beast reporter Allison Yarrow explain the bill's details and how Gov. Brewer's decision may affect other Republican-leaning states:

Read more at the Daily Beast.

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