PHOENIX -- Today the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request to allow Arizona’s pro-life law, S.B. 1457, to go into effect, while litigation moves forward.
“I am pleased with today’s ruling and proud to defend Arizona’s law that protects the unborn,” said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “The best of any society can be seen in how it treats its most vulnerable.”
For over a decade, Arizona has prohibited abortion providers from performing an abortion knowing that the procedure is sought based on the sex or race of the child. Last year, Arizona expanded this restriction on discriminatory abortions to include genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, when the legislature passed S.B. 1457.
Left-wing groups sued to stop the law from going into effect, and General Brnovich stepped up to defend Arizona. The right to perform an abortion based solely on the results of genetic testing has never before been recognized by SCOTUS and has no basis in the Constitution. The lawsuit remains ongoing at the U.S. District Court of Arizona, and in light of the Supreme Court's historic Dobbs decision, we are confident that defense will prevail.
Today’s SCOTUS decision is a major victory for Arizona, and General Brnovich will continue the effort to defend the law in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.