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US Circuit Court Upholds Arizona’s Law Banning Abortion for Baby’s Sex or Race

The US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Arizona’s law banning abortions based on a child’s race or sex.

A lawsuit by the NAACP’s Maricopa County Branch and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum challenged the state’s 2011 law banning such abortions.

The Circuit Court found that the challengers had no evidence the law made them “targets of discriminatory intent”, denying their right to sue.

“Preserving the life of all babies, regardless of their sex or race, should be everyone’s priority…Nothing about an abortion committed on the basis of sex or race is medically necessary or constitutionally protected,” said Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden with the Alliance Defending Freedom, part of the coalition defending the law.

[2015: 47 New Pro-Life Laws Enacted in US; PNCI Global News_Dec 22, 2015]