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PPFA and ACLU Sue Arizona

by | Jul 17, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

We pass the laws, the pro-abortionists challenge them. But that’s okay, pro-lifers are confident these laws are solid and will bear the brunt of judicial scrutiny (assuming the judges do not have an agenda that automatically precludes commonsensical legislation).

PPFA has just sued the state of Arizona’s ”Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act” signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer in May.

Brewer described HB 2800 as a measure  that “closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly.” The law provides that neither the state nor any political subdivision of the state “may . . . enter into a contract with or make a grant to” abortion providers for family-planning services. Further, “subject to any applicable requirements of federal law, regulations or guidelines,” the law establishes a priority system for entities that may receive family-planning funding.

Last week the ACLU sued Arizona for its version of the pain-capable unborn children protection act.

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