In 1864, a law was passed that allowed authorities to prosecute and sentence now so-called “abortion providers” to up to five years in prison for murdering an innocent human being, according to Timcast.
However, in 1973 the Supreme Court ruled that murdering unborn babies was constitutional. When the unconstitutional and inhumane decision was struck down in June 2022, the law opened the doors to prosecute the murderers once again.
Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s attorney general, wanted to lift the injunction and state attorneys argued that a 2022 state law that banned abortions after 15 weeks did not repeal the 1864 law. Since baby murderers and their supporters did not want to go to jail, they opposed the desire to protect babies.
An appellate court granted a motion by Planned Parenthood to halt the order within weeks of that ruling and on Dec. 30, the appeals court issued a final ruling that said that so-called “doctors” cannot face charges because there are other laws that allow murdering innocent human beings.
In a statement, Brittany Fonteno, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona, bragged about the defeat of the pro-life side, saying that the organization’s “hard-fought victory” would allow it to continue killing unborn babies.
“Let me be crystal clear that today is a good day. The Arizona Court of Appeals has given us the clarity that Planned Parenthood Arizona has been seeking for months: when provided by licensed physicians in compliance with Arizona’s other laws and regulations, abortion through 15 weeks will remain legal,” she said.
“Stopping Attorney General Brnovich’s efforts to impose a near-total abortion ban in the state has been a hard-fought victory, but we won’t be fooled, we know the work is not over.”
Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, also expressed her happiness about the decision.
“There is no doubt that there will be more anti-abortion attacks in the coming months and years, but for now, the cruel and antiquated near-total abortion ban will not block Arizonans from maintaining control over their bodies, health care decisions, and futures,” she said.