PHOENIX – Attorney General Mayes issued the following statement in response to the Arizona Supreme Court's decision to grant review in Planned Parenthood of Arizona v. Mayes:
"The Arizona Court of Appeals made the right decision by ensuring that the territorial-era ban is harmonized with more recent laws regulating abortion. While the 15-week ban is far from an ideal status quo, lacking crucial exceptions for rape or incest, it is much preferable to a law passed during the Civil War, before Arizona was a state, and decades before women gained the right to vote. I urge the Arizona Supreme Court to affirm this decision. Bottom line: my office and I remain unwavering in our commitment to protecting the rights of Arizonans to make their own private medical decisions without interference, and we will continue to work tirelessly to safeguard these rights."