Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who in July filed a motion asking the court to allow the law to take effect, praised the court’s decision in a tweet on Friday.
“We applaud the court for upholding the will of the legislature and providing clarity and uniformity on this important issue,” he said.
What’s next: Abortion-rights advocates are expected to appeal the decision — as well as to push to get a Democrat elected to replace Brnovich, who is term limited.
“Today is a difficult day for Arizonans — now subject to a total abortion ban that will have a devasting effect throughout our borders and beyond,” said Caroline Mello Roberson, NARAL Pro-Choice America’s southwest regional director. “We’re working alongside our 75,000 members across the Copper State to send a clear message: When you come for our rights, we come for your seat.”