Breaking News from Center for Arizona Policy

Another Life Victory!

Planned Parenthood Won’t Appeal Abortion Consent Act to State Supreme Court

 Arizona’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, announced today that they would not appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court the Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the 2009 Abortion Consent Act. This is yet another victory for those who care for women and preborn children. Lives will be spared now that these common sense health and safety standards will be going into effect. The new provisions 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. Planned Parenthood said they will continue to challenge parts of the Arizona’s abortion clinic regulations as applied to the distribution of the dangerous and deadly abortion pill. Arizona’s women deserve better than Planned Parenthood’s “quantity over quality” standard of care for women considering abortion. Center for Arizona Policy remains committed to seeing all aspects of the Abortion Consent Act and Abortion Clinic Regulations fully enacted. 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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