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Arizona’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect

An Arizona Appeals Court ruled that the state’s 15- week abortion ban can go into effect, following Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R-AZ) asking for the pre-statehood ban to be enforced after Roe v. Wade was overturned.

The court ruled that the 15-week ban was lawful and that it overruled a near-total ban from when Arizona was a U.S. territory.

“Under this construction, our contemporary statutes permit physicians to perform elective abortions up to fifteen weeks but only in conformity with a host of exacting regulations. Our original law continues to outlaw abortions under all circumstances not permitted by that subsequent legislation. This construction results in a coherent and easily applied statutory scheme. Read more…

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