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AZ Supreme Court rejects Planned Parenthood attempt to halt judgment affirming pro-life law, but allows delay for attorney general to consider appeal

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jake Warner regarding the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision Monday to reject an attempt by Planned Parenthood to halt judgment affirming the state’s pro-life law, but to allow a delay for Attorney General Kris Mayes to consider an appeal. In a response filed Tuesday, ADF attorneys asked the court to finalize its judgment affirming the state’s pro-life law, but the court temporarily paused that process, allowing the attorney general up to 90 days to consider an appeal:

“Life is a human right, and Arizona’s pro-life law respects that fundamental right. Life begins at conception. At just six weeks, unborn babies’ hearts begin to beat. At eight weeks, they have fingers and toes. And at 10 weeks, their unique fingerprints begin to form. Arizona’s pro-life law has protected unborn children for over 100 years, and while we are deeply saddened by the legislature’s recent vote to repeal the law, it won’t take effect immediately, as the legislature intentionally decided. And though the court paused its judgment, we will continue working to protect unborn children and promote real support and health care for Arizona families.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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Jake Warner serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Appellate Team.