Comment on 9th Circuit’s blockage of AZ 20-week abortion regulation

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden regarding Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to temporarily prevent implementation of Arizona H.B. 2036, which prohibits abortion after 20 weeks except in cases of medical emergency:

“Every innocent life deserves to be protected. Not only does this law protect children in the womb who experience horrific pain during a late-term abortion, it also protects mothers from the dangers and tremendous psychological consequences of late-term abortions. Though the 9th Circuit’s stay is regrettable, all it has done is give itself time to fully consider the case. Once it does, it should see the merits of the district court’s decision and uphold Arizona’s law.”

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