Arizona bill declares women pregnant two weeks before conception
That's a little overwrought, but not completely inaccurate.
On page eight of the proposed amendment to H.B. 2036, lawmakers lay out the “gestational age” of the child to be “calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman,” and from there, outlaws abortion “if the probable gestational age of [the] unborn child has been determined to be at least twenty weeks.”And I'm sure it's meant to make things easier for lawmakers to figure out, if it's meant for anything at all and isn't simply an ignorant oversight. Otherwise the "date of conception" becomes a law says/she says matter, and we can't have that.
But to the extent that it exposes "lawmakers" as the stupid, intrusive meddlers they are, I'm very much in favor of this law. And that may well be the last opinion on the subject of abortion you'll ever read here.
H/T to the Travis McGee Reader.