The Arizona Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Horne. The case challenges key portions of the 2009 Abortion Consent Act Governor Jan Brewer signed which protects the health and safety of women and their preborn children.

Planned Parenthood sued the state soon after its signing and a Superior Court judge blocked the law from taking effect.

Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) drafted the Abortion Consent Act and is a part of the legal team – which includes Alliance Defense Fund, Bioethics Defense Fund, and Life Legal Defense Foundation – defending the constitutionality of the law.

What’s at stake includes:

  • Whether the state will require a notarized parental signature before an abortion can be performed on a minor child.
  • If women will be provided with full and accurate information at least 24 hours before an abortion.
  • If medical professionals can be forced to perform abortions even if it contradicts with their sincerely held religious or moral beliefs.
  • Whether non-doctors will be able to perform surgical abortions.

We’ll be heading into court at 1 p.m. Please be in prayer for this important case!

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