Abortions continue to decrease in Arizona

By Dave Andrusko The good news continues in Arizona as the number of abortions in 2015 continued a downward trend that began in 2011. The Arizona Department of Health Services reported that for the 2015 reporting year, the total number of abortions dropped to 12,655 from 12,900 performed in 2014. The 2015 figure is down …

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Arizona Senate: Vote for John McCain

Ann Kirkpatrick wants you to pay for abortions. By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director In Arizona, Pro-life Senator John McCain (R) is being challenged by radical pro-abortion Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D). Ann Kirkpatrick, a candidate supported by the extreme pro-abortion group EMILY’s List, voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and …

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Arizona Governor signs law ensuring abortion clinics “fully segregate” Medicaid dollars so that none pays for elective abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation that would give new powers to the director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program, “to decide that certain individuals or entities cannot participate in the system,” reported Howard Fischer of Capital Media Services. The measure” most significantly allows …

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Woman convicted of faking cancer diagnosis to get state to pay for the abortion of her 22-week-old baby

By Dave Andrusko A jury in Arizona has convicted Chalice Renee Zeitner of faking a cancer diagnosis in a scheme to get the state to pay for the 2010 abortion of her 22-week-old unborn baby. Zeitner was arrested in Georgia in May 2015 where authorities said she was using the alias Al Serkez. All told …

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Appeals Court rejects challenge to Arizona law barring abortions based on child’s race or sex

By Dave Andrusko Of all the circuit courts of appeals, probably none would be less likely to uphold a pro-life law than the abortion-happy 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But that’s what a unanimous three-judge panel did Tuesday. In a brief, unsigned opinion, the panel upheld a lower court judge who’d dismissed a lawsuit …

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Judge declares Arizona chemical abortion law unconstitutional

By Dave Andrusko In a decision Thursday that will not change the status quo, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama said a 2012 Arizona law requiring abortionists to use federal standards in administering chemical abortions is unconstitutional. According to reporter Howard Fischer: The legal problem with the law, said Gama, is that it’s not …

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Arizona A.G. asks Supreme Court to allow law regulating use of RU-486 to go into effect

  By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Arizona’s HB 2036 which requires that any abortion-inducing drugs be administered “in compliance with the protocol authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,” a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had predictably struck the law down. In 2000, the FDA approved …

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9th Circuit overturns Arizona RU-486 law, state vows to keep fighting

  By Dave Andrusko Less than a month ago, a three-judge panel of the famously liberal, pro-abortion 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in a challenge to Arizona’s HB 2036, a 2012 law that requires that any abortion-inducing drugs be administered “in compliance with the protocol authorized by the U.S. Food and …

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Hostile appeals court panel challenges pro-life, pro-woman Arizona law

  By Dave Andrusko Tuesday’s hearing before a skeptical three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals went exactly as you expect from a court that is notorious pro-abortion. At issue is HB 2036, a 2012 law that requires that any abortion-inducing drugs be administered “in compliance with the protocol authorized by the …

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9th Circuit panel hears oral arguments in suit against Arizona’s HB 2036

  By Dave Andrusko Later today a three-judge panel of the famously liberal, pro-abortion 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a challenge to Arizona’s HB 2036, a 2012 law that requires that any abortion-inducing drugs be administered “in compliance with the protocol authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.” …

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Arizona governor Brewer signs HB2284 allowing unannounced inspection of abortion clinics, law similar to statutes in nine other states

  By Dave Andrusko Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed the Women’s Health Protection Act into law, assuring that abortion clinics are now subject to the same safety and inspection standards as all other health care institutions, such as primary-care or obstetrics and gynecology practices. Under HB 2284, if there is a reasonable cause to …

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9th Circuit blocks enforcement of Arizona’s HB 2036 until May 12

  By Dave Andrusko To the surprise of absolutely no one, the famously liberal, pro-abortion 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday issued an injunction against Arizona’s HB 2036 until the three-judge panel hears the case. That will be no sooner than May 12 when a hearing on the law is scheduled. The 2012 law …

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