A judge’s order will force Arizona taxpayers to give more than $600,000 to the abortion business Planned Parenthood for legal fees involving a now-repealed law.
The AP reports U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan said Monday that the state must pay the abortion group’s legal fees after it lost a lawsuit challenging a law that required abortion groups to inform women of the chance that their abortion could be reversed.
In 2015, Arizona became the first state to require that women seeking abortions be told of the new abortion pill reversal process, LifeNews reported. When a pregnant woman takes the dangerous RU 486 abortion pill, there is a chance that the abortion drug can be reversed if she changes her mind in time. Knowing that, legislators in Arizona passed a bill that called for women to be informed of the procedure.
However, Planned Parenthood challenged the measure, calling it “junk science,” and got a court to block it before it went into effect.
As often happens when the abortion industry wins in court, Planned Parenthood asked a judge to order taxpayers to pay its legal fees. A federal appeals court made a similar ruling against Missouri in July, upholding a decision that forces taxpayers to pay Planned Parenthood $156,000 for legal fees after it successfully challenged a state law.
Though the abortion pill reversal technology is new, early results show it appears to be safe and effective for both mother and child. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reported in a practice bulletin that the abortion pill has not led to birth defects.
As currently administered, a chemical abortion involves taking the drug mifepristone, which makes the uterus inhospitable to new life and starves the baby. One or two days later, a second drug is taken to induce contractions and expel the child. The reversal process, which is gaining in usage as it becomes more widely known, can reverse the impact of the first drug and allow the baby to continue normal development. Time is of the essence though, in starting the reversal process.
Dr. Matthew Harrison performed the first-ever reversal in 2007. At a press conference in 2015 sponsored by Priests for Life and the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Dr. Harrison said the baby who was saved is now a healthy and happy 8-year-old girl. More than 213 babies have been saved so far.