The Ninth Circus strikes again — dooming more Arizona children to grisly abortion deaths.
By overturning the Mother’s Health and Safety Act (HB 2036) that prohibited most abortions after 20 weeks, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit disallowed an Arizona law passed by the legislature last year.
The Center for Arizona Policy had strongly supported the bill, prompting this response by its president, Cathi Herrod:
“This ruling is not surprising nor am I discouraged at the prospects of this important law ultimately being upheld. The Ninth Circuit Court is historically one of the most overturned appellate courts in the nation. Based on the facts of this case, I am confident that this Court will be overturned once again.”
Last summer, Federal District Court Judge James Teilborg, of Phoenix, upheld the constitutionality of the law based on the significant risks that abortion presents to the health and safety of the mother and scientifically-established fact preborn children can feel pain at 20 weeks. But the Ninth Circus has an agenda to follow, and it’s anti-life and anti-family.
In Herrod’s email alert, she said:
“The Court put a pro-abortion ideology before the health and safety of women and preborn children. The Court held to the vague standard that abortions can only be limited based on whether the child is viable, even though they confessed viability is not a ‘fixed’ point. Ultimately, as we’ve anticipated from the beginning, this case should be decided by the United States Supreme Court. Sadly, until that time, women and preborn children will suffer the consequences of this disappointing decision.”
It still isn’t known if Arizona will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. It could also ask the entire Ninth Circuit to hear the appeal, but the likelihood of Chief Judge Stephen Reinhardt, an 82-year-old who carries water for Planned Parenthood, grantint that is remote.