Court Overturns Arizona Pro-Life lawby Bethany Monk
A federal court on Tuesday struck down an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks, when preborn babies can feel pain.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill into law in April 2012. It was set to take effect in August of that year, but the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in July, saying it is unconstitutional.
“This ruling is not surprising nor am I discouraged at the prospects of this important law ultimately being upheld,” said Cathi Herrod, president of Center for Arizona Policy. “The 9th Circuit Court is historically one of the most overturned appellate courts in the nation. Based on the facts of this case, I am confident that this court will be overturned again.”Read More