Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Arizona Abortion Ban

Allows 5 weeks for the court to review a request to totally overturn the ban.

The Arizona Court of Appeals granted a request from Planned Parenthood last week for an emergency stay on a statewide abortion ban. The Pima County Superior Court had lifted the injunction that barred enforcement of an abortion ban created in 1901, but the appeals court said that the abortion-rights advocacy group had solid grounds for not only an emergency stay but potentially a full stay on this particular abortion ban.

“The court further concludes the balance of hardships weigh strongly in favor of granting the stay, given the acute need of healthcare providers, prosecuting agencies, and the public for legal clarity as to the application of our criminal laws,” presiding Judge Peter Eckerstrom wrote.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the court to review the law impartially and not be swayed by political influences.
  • For the Lord to reach the hearts of Americans regarding the right to life and the protection of the unborn.

Sources: NBC News, Reuters


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