Jean-Jacques (J) Cabou, a partner in Perkins Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice, is the recipient of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona's 2017 Trust AZ Women Award. The award honors an individual in Arizona who has worked to defend the rights of women to make their own family-building and healthcare decisions; it was presented to J during the organization's annual gala on January 26, 2017.
The Arizona chapter of NARAL Pro-Choice America honored J for his commitment over many years defending Camelback Family Planning, a Phoenix clinic that provides abortions and other medical care. The clinic had been the target of various government investigations, most recently an investigation in which the office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich demanded the names and records of certain patients who had abortions there. In November 2016, J sued the attorney general’s office to enjoin that investigation, alleging that the investigation was improperly motivated by an animus toward the constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion. In January, in response to the suit, the attorney general’s office dropped its demand and closed its investigation.
The mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
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