Planned Parenthood won’t appeal ruling upholding Arizona consent law
PHOENIX, September 21, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Arizona’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has announced that they will not appeal a Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the 2009 Abortion Consent Act.
The Act requires a notarized parental signature before an abortion can be performed on a minor child, and also mandates that abortionists provide medically accurate information about abortions to women 24 hours before a scheduled procedure.
The law also strengthens medical professionals’ legal conscience rights against performing abortions, and makes it illegal for those without a medical license to perform surgical abortions.
The Center for Arizona Policy hailed the decision as “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,” said the group in a press release last week.
The Center reports that 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.
Planned Parenthood routinely challenges all forms of limitations or regulations on abortion in states across the country, including parental notification, parental consent, and clinic safety regulation laws, as well as budget measures depriving the organization of tax dollars.
As of July, the nation’s largest abortion provider was waging court battles in at least four states: Indiana, Kansas, South Dakota, and North Carolina.