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AZ NOW: Sheila Ogea,, 480-277-7732; Dianne Post,   

July 7, 2022

WHAT: A federal district court will hear oral arguments on whether to block an Arizona law which classifies fetuses, embryos, and fertilized eggs as “people” starting at the point of conception. The plaintiffs asked the court to block the law as it applies to abortion care the day after the devastating Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2022; 10AM MST/1PM ET 

WHERE: To listen to oral arguments, please call 877-336-4437, Access Code: 7442448# 

When you hear the subsequent beep, you will have been connected to the teleconference. 

WHO: Arguing on behalf of plaintiffs will be Jessica Sklarsky, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights 

DETAILS: The personhood law was first challenged in court soon after it was signed into law in 2021. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Arizona abortion clinics suspended abortion services due to the uncertainty of whether the personhood law now allows state officials to inflict a total abortion ban on Arizonans. The emergency motion for injunction was filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ACLU of Arizona, and Wilkinson Stetkoff on behalf of the Arizona Medical Association, the Arizona National Council of Jewish Women, Arizona NOW, and two abortion providers Dr. Paul Isaacson and Dr. Eric Reuss.