United States Congressman Paul Gosar released a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that held unconstitutional an Arizona law protecting the lives of babies 20 weeks and older, effectively striking down the law. He said quote – "The spurious legacy of Roe continues unabated. This is more than a legal issue; it’s an issue of life or death for unborn babies. This law struck a balance that protected women who wanted to terminate their babies' lives, while also keeping older babies from feeling the excruciating pain of death by abortion. As a father of three and a health care provider, I am appalled and dismayed that the Supreme Court of the United States is blocking Arizona’s ability to protect its children." – unquote.