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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Planned Parenthood Challenges Arizona Abortion Laws

RU-486, the so-called abortion pill
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Next week, several abortion restrictions will go into effect statewide. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the laws are currently being challenged in federal court.

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State Capitol News
10:04 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Groups Ask Court to Block State from Banning Race and Gender-Based Abortions

Rep. Steve Montenegro
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Saying the law stigmatizes their races, members of two groups asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to block the state from banning race and gender-based abortions. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:10 am
Wed March 5, 2014

House Votes to Allow Unannounced Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Rep. Juan Mendez opposed the Arizona House's vote that allows unannounced inspections of abortion clinics.
Credit Photo by Mario Mendez, statepress.com.

The state House voted Tuesday to allow health officials to conduct unannounced inspections of abortion clinics without first getting an administrative warrant. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:06 am
Fri February 28, 2014

State House Votes to Allow Unannounced Inspections at Abortion Clinics

Rep. Debbie Lesko is a supporter of allowing unannounced inspections of abortion clinics. A federal court ruled a similar 2004 bid unconstitutional.
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Ignoring a virtually certain lawsuit, the state House voted Thursday to let health officials conduct unannounced inspection at abortion clinics. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
3:21 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

House Panel Votes to Allow Unannounced Inspections at Abortion Clinics

Rep. Debbie Lesko
Credit Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

A House panel voted along party lines today to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics despite a 1995 court ruling saying they’re unconstitutional. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
9:36 am
Fri January 18, 2013

AZ on Top Five List of States Most Opposed to Abortion Rights

A series of new restrictions on abortions in the last four years has propelled the state into the Top Five of places considered most friendly to "pro-life'' issues.

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State Capitol News
10:06 am
Mon November 26, 2012

New State Website About Abortions Goes Live

State Health Director Will Humble
Credit Howard Fischer / Capitol Media Services file photo

The new state website aims to provide more information about abortions -- and potentially dissuade some women from going ahead. 

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State Capitol News
3:43 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Federal Court Heard Arguments on AZ Abortion Law

Federal appellate judges today picked apart arguments by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on why he thinks state lawmakers can legally ban abortions for most women at 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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State Capitol News
5:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

AZ's Strict Abortion Law Going to Fed Court Today

Maricopa County Bill Montgomery will ask federal appellate judges this morning to let the state start enforcing one of its new abortion restrictions. 

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State Capitol News
9:13 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Federal Judge Rules State Can't Cut Planned Parenthood Funds

A federal judge on Friday blocked lawmakers from cutting off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood solely because the organization also performs abortions.

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