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Victory for Life Advocates: Arizona Court of Appeals Upholds Abortion Consent Act

Posted in Life on: August 11th, 2011
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The Arizona Court of Appeals today upheld the Abortion Consent Act. This law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer in 2009, was enjoined by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daughton following a Planned Parenthood lawsuit.

Today’s 3-0 opinion vacates the injunction in its entirety.

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) drafted the Abortion Consent Act and is a part of the legal team defending the constitutionality of the law. The team is led by the Arizona Attorney General, Arizona House Speaker, and Alliance Defense Fund and also includes Bioethics Defense Fund and Life Legal Defense Foundation.

Key provisions that will be enacted include:

  • The state will require a notarized parental signature before an abortion can be performed on a minor child.
  • Women will be provided with full and accurate information by a doctor in person at least 24 hours before an abortion.
  • Medical professionals cannot be forced to perform abortions if it contradicts their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.
  • Non-doctors will not be permitted by law to perform surgical abortions.

“The Court acknowledged the Legislature’s right to pass legislation to protect the health and safety of women considering abortion,” said Deborah Sheasby, Center for Arizona Policy’s Legal Counsel. “This is a major victory for Arizona women.”

“If Planned Parenthood truly cared about what’s best for women, they wouldn’t be repeatedly going to court around the nation to stop laws that allow women to make fully informed choices,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden, who argued before the Court of Appeals on June 14. “The court ruled rightly in this case in rejecting the arguments of the nation’s largest purveyor of abortion. The protection of women is not unconstitutional.”

For more information on the Abortion Consent Act visit CAP’s information page: http://bit.ly/qDCDpv

To read the decision from the Court of Appeals click here: http://bit.ly/r2m5QU

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Defending Life in Court

Posted in Life on: August 2nd, 2011
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Center for Arizona Policy is involved in ongoing litigation regarding two key bills to protect women’s health and safety and the preborn.

To help you understand the background of these critical cases and what they will mean for our state, we’ve composed these two resources. Access the documents below, and help us spread the word by sharing them with your friends, family, and church community.

Abortion Consent Act

Abortion Clinic Regulations

 

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Why Protect Marriage: The Key to Understanding the Fight for Marriage

Posted in Marriage & Family on: July 29th, 2011
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As a part of our ongoing series discussing the importance of protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman, Alliance Defense Fund Legal Counsel Dale Schowengerdt guest blogs about the implications redefining marriage would have on our religious freedom.

The effort to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples will have an unprecedented effect on religious freedom. Those who don’t believe that don’t understand the nature of the battle. (more…)

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Abortion Consent Act in Court Tomorrow

Posted in Life on: June 13th, 2011
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The Arizona Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Horne. The case challenges key portions of the 2009 Abortion Consent Act Governor Jan Brewer signed which protects the health and safety of women and their preborn children. (more…)

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