The following blog post is by Family Council staff member Ken Yang.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Arizona’s fetal pain law banning abortions starting at 20 weeks. The justices gave no reason for refusing to review the case.

Arizona’s law is similar to one passed in Arkansas last year as well as laws in many other states around the country.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law in April, 2012, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck it down saying it violated the standards set by Roe v. Wade.

Arizona’s 20-week ban is the first to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. Texas appears to be next in line with the court system, so be on the lookout. Sooner or later the U.S. Supreme Court will have to begin hearing the people and the 55 plus million lives that have been silenced by abortion.