“It takes away their [women’s] right, their dignity, their ability to make decisions… We feel that this can’t go unaddressed.”
From Janet Creps, via an article on Al Jazeera English: Abortion top issue for many US women voters.
Creps is one of the lead attorneys on the case against a provision on the HB 2036 bill in Arizona that would restrict abortions from occurring past 20 weeks gestational age. (Based on the idea that a fetus can feel pain at this age, and its rights are therefore covered by the state.)
On November 5th, her and other lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Centre for Reproductive Rights will argue before a three-judge panel in San Francisco that the provision is unconstitutional.
Creps also says that this viability provision displays “unbridled hostility” towards a women’s right to choose.