Archive for December, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

Court Dismisses Challenge to Racist Arizona Abortion Ban

Read at eNews Park Forest Ninth Circuit Rules Women Have No Standing to Challenge Law That Forces Doctors to Racially Profile NEW YORK —(ENEWSPF)—December 16, 2015. In an unpublished decision issued yesterday, a federal appeals court dismissed a challenge to Arizona’s ban on race- and sex-selection abortions for lack of standing. The ACLU, who filed […]

Dec 18, 2015

AZ abortion law affects Asian Americans

Read article at Northwest Asian Weekly By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly December 17, 2015 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an effort to revive a lawsuit challenging an Arizona state law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the NAACP’s Maricopa County […]

Dec 17, 2015

Activists Challenge Arizona Sex and Race-Selective Abortion Law

Read news brief at Ms. magazine.   The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and the Maricopa County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are challenging a 2011 Arizona anti-abortion law which requires women’s reproductive healthcare providers to racially profile Asian and African-American women seeking to terminate their […]

Dec 17, 2015

Court Rejects Challenge to Arizona GOP’s Race- and Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

Read article at RH Reality Check by Zoe Greenberg, Investigative Fellow, RH Reality Check December 16, 2015 A federal appeals court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to Arizona’s race- and sex-selective abortion ban. The suit, brought by the NAACP and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), charged that Arizona’s law used stereotypes to […]

Dec 16, 2015

Appeals Court Dismisses NAACP & NAPAWF Lawsuit Challenging Arizona’s Racist Anti-Abortion Ban

Read original blog post on Reappropriate. by Jenn (Reappropriate) December 16, 2015 Earlier this year, I named the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) one of my Giving Tuesday Top 5 organizations for their tireless advocacy around racial justice and women’s rights. NAPAWF has been at the forefront of many key issues relevant to the […]

Dec 16, 2015

Judge Throws Out ACLU’s Challenge to Arizona’s “Racist and Sexist” Abortion Law

Read original article on the Phoenix New Times. By Miriam Wasser December 16, 2015 A federal appeals court dismissed a challenge to Arizona’s race and sex-based abortion law this week. The decision upholds a lower court’s ruling that the plaintiffs – the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Asian Pacific […]

Dec 16, 2015

Arizona abortion ‘sex-selection’ lawsuit dismissed

Read original article on the Washington Times. By Cheryl Wetzstein December 15, 2015 A federal appellate court Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Arizona’s first-in-the-nation law banning abortions based solely on race or gender. The plaintiffs — National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum […]

Dec 16, 2015

Court Rejects Challenge To Arizona’s Race, Sex Abortion Ban

Read original article and hear original clip on KJZZ. By Stina Sieg December 15, 2015 A federal appeals court panel refused to revive a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Arizona’s ban on abortions based on the race or sex or the child. The panel, from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that two civil rights groups […]

Dec 16, 2015

Court dismisses challenge to ban on abortions based on race, sex

Read original article on the Washington Examiner. by Paige Winfield Cunningham December 15, 2015, 2:10pm One of the most liberal federal courts in the country has dismissed a lawsuit against Arizona’s law banning abortions based on a fetus’ race or sex. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, known as perhaps the most liberal appeals […]

Dec 16, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds AZ Abortion Law

Read original article on iHeartMedia. PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit challenging Arizona’s law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the child. A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday ruled that the two civil rights groups bringing the case lack standing to sue. […]