Arizona's Mark Brnovich is looking to Revive a 158-Year-Old Law that would Mandate Prison time for Abortion Providers
What many feared would happen as consequence to the overruling of Roe v. Wade is becoming reality...
Mark Brnovich filed a 16-page motion with the Pima County Superior Court yesterday asking to lift an injunction against a law that mandates prison time for abortion providers.
“We believe this is the best and most accurate state of the law. We know this is an important issue to so many Arizonans, and our hope is that the court will provide clarity and uniformity for our state.”
Mark Brnovich said in his statement.
Many advocates for legal abortions have been warning of things such as this long before the official overturning of Roe v. Wade as well as the ruling of Mississippi’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The rulings took away the constitutional right to an abortion and now gave freedom to the states to set their own abortion policies.
Just as the overruling of Roe v. Wade and the ruling of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was made public, Mark Brnovich claimed he would attempt a revival of a 158-year-old law that has not been enforced since 1973.
Mark Brnovich is a Republican aiming to replace Mark Kelly in the United States Senate if he can defeat the other GOP nominees in the August 2nd primary election. Mark Brnovich is also a long-time anti-abortion advocate who has previously joined an amicus brief for the plaintiffs in the Dobbs case and has defended provisions of a 2021 anti-abortion law all the way up to the Supreme Court.
The Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, Gail Deady, said that Arizona citizens’ health decisions shouldn’t be "dictated by a century-old, draconian law."
"It is outrageous that Arizona’s attorney general is trying to revive this zombie law that has long been blocked. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has already caused absolute chaos in states like Arizona, and this move only adds to the mass confusion on the ground. Arizona’s multiple, conflicting abortion laws on the books have trapped providers and patients in limbo, leaving them without any sense of whether they can provide and access abortion care."
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