An Arizona Judge has ruled that the state can enforce its ban on abortion following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade.
Previously, Planned Parenthood filed an injunction to block the law from taking effect and continued aborting babies.
Fox 10 reported,
Planned Parenthood Arizona has joined several other providers that have restarted abortion care in the state — although it may only be temporary — after clinics ceased providing the service when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that women do not have a constitutional right to end a pregnancy.
The organization says it can perform the operations under a court injunction that blocks the near-total abortion ban.
Planned Parenthood Arizona this week began providing both medication and surgical abortions at its Tucson clinic, one of four in the state where it provided abortions. Those four and three others run by the group never halted other care, such as pap smears, contraception and other reproductive services. Planned Parenthood plans to begin offering vasectomies in the fall.
A Judge in Pima County lifted the injunction on Friday, and Arizona will now return to its pre-Roe law, which states,
A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take any medicine, drugs or substance, or uses or employs any instrument or other means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman, unless it is necessary to save her life, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two years nor more than five years.
Trump-Endorsed Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers gave the following statement to The Gateway Pundit.
Rogers: Today’s ruling was fitting because the only reason it stood was because of Roe vs. Wade. Now we hearken back to our original pre-statehood Arizonans who knew back in the territorial days the precious value of life. The battle going forward will be for the people of Arizona to hold their elected officials accountable to enforce the law.
Read the ruling here.
Read ruling here: https://t.co/T1TaqIHVvo
— Mark Brnovich (@GeneralBrnovich) September 23, 2022
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre chimed in on the ruling, referring to abortion as a healthcare worker’s “duty of care” and claiming that some women “would face dire health risks.”
However, Arizona’s pre-Roe abortion law allows a woman to get an abortion if “it is necessary to save her life.”
The Hill reported,
The White House condemned a Friday ruling in Arizona that allowed the state’s abortion ban to be enforced, saying that it will set women in the state back “more than a century.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement Saturday that the potential consequences of the ruling are “catastrophic, dangerous, and unacceptable.”
The ban, which was originally passed in the 1800s before Arizona became a state and has been blocked since the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, forbids abortion in all cases except for when the life of the pregnant person is at risk.
“If this decision stands, health care providers would face imprisonment of up to five years for fulfilling their duty of care; survivors of rape and incest would be forced to bear the children of their assaulters; and women with medical conditions would face dire health risks,” Jean-Pierre said.
What about women who face dire health risks after an abortion? The Lozier Institute previously reported, “a United States study examining 173,279 low-income California Medicaid patients found that women who underwent abortions had nearly double the chance of dying in the following two years, and ‘had a 154 percent higher risk of death from suicide than if they gave birth.”
They don’t care about the real facts on abortion.
Katie Hobbs also took part in the fear-mongering, vowing to block any pro-life legislation if she is elected Governor.
Like many Arizonans, I'm mourning today's decision out of Pima County upholding the 1901 abortion ban. This outcome is the product of a decades-long attack on reproductive freedom, and we now must turn our anger into motivation to win in November & restore our fundamental rights. pic.twitter.com/9cHY2zhNFI
— Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) September 23, 2022
Katie Hobbs has previously lied to the voters of Arizona, claiming that Kari Lake wants to criminalize lifesaving post-miscarriage treatments after claiming that she had a miscarriage.
When I had a miscarriage, I needed surgery to protect my own health. That lifesaving treatment was the same procedure that’s commonly used for abortions — a procedure that Kari Lake wants to criminalize. As Governor, I won't let that happen.
— Katie Hobbs (@katiehobbs) September 18, 2022
Democrats can only justify their stance on abortion by lying.
Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake recently slammed Hobbs, calling her lies “sick,” during her “Ask Me Anything Tour” when asked whether or not she would criminalize D&C procedures after miscarriages.
Katie Hobbs has voted against legislation that requires doctors to maintain the life of a baby if they survive an abortion. Further, she voted against abortion limitations every chance she was given as a State Legislator.
Lake: D&C procedure is what happens after you have a miscarriage. I am from a family of nine. I think I’ve told you that some of you knew that. Eight girls one boy. Some of my own family, my own sisters had miscarriages. My mother, God rest her soul, had two miscarriages, and she loved those babies so much that she said that she really had eleven kids even though only nine of us were born. To equate a miscarriage with an abortion is sick. Any woman who’s had a miscarriage wants that baby so bad. To equate that with an abortion is sick. I would never keep D&C procedure from a woman having an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. And I wish that Katie Hobbs had the gall, I wish she had the backbone to show up and debate this topic. The press never asks her about her abortion stance. I think everyone in this room would agree that nine months into a pregnancy is too late to have an abortion.
She’s okay with that. They think I’m controversial because I’m pro-life. She actually voted against a bill that would have required that a baby who survived an abortion get medical treatment. She voted against that. She wants that baby to die on a cold metal medical tray. This is controversial. This is outrageous. And I will not sit here and have the media, who is doing bidding for Katie Hobbs, tell me that she’s got a great plan when it comes to abortion. She’s using that because she knows, she absolutely knows that she’s wrong, that nine months is too late to have an abortion. It’s way too late. And so she’s trying to deflect her own stance on abortion, which is really horrendous in my opinion.
.@katiehobbs is going around trying to scare Arizona women, spreading one of the most reprehensible lies in the history of politics.
If she had a heart she would apologize to every woman who's ever had a miscarriage, for using their pain to score partisan political points. https://t.co/UaFkKru7GC
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) September 21, 2022
Radical leftist protestors are planning another protest on the Arizona Capitol tonight at 5 pm, hosted by “Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom” and “Arizona Human Rights Fighters.”
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that violent leftist insurrectionists attempted to breach the Arizona Capitol two nights in a row while rioting against the recent SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and give the power back to the states.
The Gateway Pundit will provide updates on these “protests.”