FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2011
East Valley – Kirk Adams praised today’s Ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals upholding the Abortion Consent Act that he helped pass.
“This ruling is a huge blow to the abortion industry lobbyists and a huge win for women and life in Arizona,” Adams said. “This sensible legislation protects the health and safety of women and of the unborn. Unfortunately, the advocates of abortion on demand delayed its implementation by two years, but today, finally this sensible legislation can now go into effect. This case held implications for recognizing a broader right to an abortion in Arizona. I chose to intervene in this critical case to stop Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda.”
Passed in 2009 and supported by Adams, the Abortion Consent Act requires a notarized parental signature before an abortion can be performed on a minor, provides full and accurate information to women at least 24 hours before an abortion, protects the rights of medical professionals who do not want to perform abortions and bans non-doctors from performing surgical abortions. By intervening in the lawsuit, and fighting Planned Parenthood in court, Arizona House Leadership, under the direction of Kirk Adams, led the charge against planned parenthood.
Today’s ruling overturns an injunction that followed a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood.
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