Horne v. Isaacson
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Description: Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit decision against an Arizona law restricting non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks. The law was designed to protect children in the womb who experience pain during a late-term abortion and to protect mothers from the dangers and psychological consequences of late-term abortions.
US Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit over Ariz. late-term abortion law
Attorney sound bite: Steven H. Aden
“Every innocent life deserves to be protected. Not only did this law protect innocent children in the womb who experience horrific pain during a late-term abortion, it also protected mothers from the increased risk of physical harm and tremendous psychological consequences that come with late-term abortions. New medical knowledge about the pain children can experience in the womb and the potential harms to women shouldn’t be ignored in any civilized society.”
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys are co-counsel in the case, Horne v. Isaacson, along with Arizona Solicitor General Robert Ellman, Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III, John Eastman of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and attorneys with Americans United for Life. In September, Montgomery and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case.
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
Additional resources: Horne v. Isaacson
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Previous news releases:
- 2013-10-31: 16 states ask Supreme Court to affirm Ariz. law against abortions that cause babies pain
- 2013-09-30: Ariz. appeals abortion law to US Supreme Court
- 2012-10-12: Doctors tell 9th Circuit: pre-born babies feel pain at 20 weeks
- 2012-08-01: Comment on 9th Circuit’s blockage of AZ 20-week abortion regulation
- 2012-07-30: Comment on decision upholding AZ law against abortions after 20 weeks
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