Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Arizona Supreme Court Refuses to Review Prison's Abortion Policy
Via ACLU press release:
PHOENIX - The American Civil Liberties Union today applauded the Arizona Supreme Court's refusal to review a lower court decision allowing prisoners to access timely, safe, and legal abortions. The court's action, announced late yesterday, ensures that women prisoners in Arizona will be able to obtain the medical care they need.
"A woman does not give up her right to have an abortion any more than she gives up her right to have a child just because she is incarcerated," said Brigitte Amiri, a staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. "This was a case of policy gone awry. We are pleased that at every step of the way the courts have recognized the need to protect women's reproductive health."