Andrew Turk, Rose Law Group litigation department chair, explains Arizona abortion law after Roe v. Wade

By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press

“What it has said is essentially Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and it has been taken off the books,” said Andrew Turk of the Rose Law Group in a Monday June 27 phone interview.

His comments come about 48 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court — through its June 24 ruling and subsequent opinion in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — made a historic ruling having ripple effects across the nation.

“It returns the nation to a time before Roe v. Wade when a women’s right to an abortion is not guaranteed by the Constitution and it reverts the issue back to a state-by-state basis,” Turk said.

Mr. Turk is chair of the litigation department at Scottsdale-based Rose Law Group and serves as a voluntary Judge Pro Tem in Maricopa County. He explains the ruling does not go into effect until 25 days after the initial Supreme Court ruling providing time for a petition for a rehearing to be filed with the court.

“The ruling will go into effect on the 25th day, which would be 25 days after last Friday,” he said, noting that is true only if a petition for a rehearing does not emerge. “Then, at that 25-day period, it reverts nationally to state law. In Arizona, we have an old statute that goes back to pre-statehood times.”