abortion

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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State Capitol News
9:27 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Federal Judge Seemed Skeptical of AZ's Funding Cut to Planned Parenthood

A federal judge indicated Friday's he's not buying the state's argument that it can cut off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood.

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State Capitol News
5:39 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Anti-Planned Parenthood Law Goes to Court

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday about whether the state can legally cut Planned Parenthood out of a program to provide family planning services.

Arizona law already precludes public funds for abortions. But earlier this year lawmakers voted to prohibit any family planning dollars from going to any organization that also PERFORMS abortions. Planned Parenthood sued. But state Solicitor General David Cole said lawmakers are entitled to make that call based on the argument that state dollars for family planning can free up other Planned Parenthood funds for abortions.

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State Capitol News
11:23 am
Tue September 18, 2012

New Figures Show Increase Reporting in Abortions Performed in AZ

On paper, 13,606 Arizona women terminated a pregnancy in 2011, compared to 11,059 the year before.

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State Capitol News
6:28 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Federal Judge Upholds AZ's Abortion Ban

A federal judge today upheld the legality of a new state law that outlaws virtually all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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State Capitol News
9:17 am
Thu July 26, 2012

AZ Abortion Ban Goes to Federal Court

Attorneys faced off Wednesday in federal court over the legality of a new state law banning abortions after 20 weeks.

Janet Crepps of the Center for Reproductive Rights told Judge James Teilborg the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled states have no right to impose such a restriction prior to viability, considered to be in the 22-24 week range. But Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Teilborg should defer to the decision of Arizona lawmakers.

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State Capitol News
10:37 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop New Funding Law

Planned Parenthood Supporters, Feb. 21, 2011 Author
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Planned Parenthood filed suit Monday to block a new abortion law scheduled to take effect next month.

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