PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is calling on members of a social conservative group that wields great power at the Capitol to become engaged in child safety issues as well as its anti-abortion focus.
Ducey spoke at the Center for Arizona Policy's annual "Day at the Capitol" event on Wednesday. The group strongly opposes abortion and crafts legislation to restrict access to it.
Ducey said he was "proudly pro-life" and plans to work with the center on its agenda.
But he also said there are 16,900 children "outside the womb" that are wards of the state and he wants the group's members to re-engage in the issue of child safety.
The center's president, Cathi Herrod, said her group had been involved in that issue "somewhat" but said they could do more.
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