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National Right to Life Reacts to Arizona Court Ruling: Calls for Creating a State that Empowers Women

Apr 9, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — The Arizona Supreme Court today released a decision upholding an 1864 law protecting preborn babies. In Planned Parenthood vs. Mayes/Hazelrigg, the law prevents someone from performing an abortion on a woman except to protect the life of the mother.

“This decision presents the Arizona legislature with the opportunity to create safety net programs to empower women,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.  

Tobias continued, “Research has shown that when women have the support they need, they are more likely to choose life. Arizona can help women and their children while moving the nation toward a more welcoming society—one that helps to protect the lives of our most vulnerable.”

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.