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

Planned Parenthood filed suit Monday to block a new abortion law scheduled to take effect next month.

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State Capitol News
5:14 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Docs Sue Over State's New Anti-Abortion Law

Three doctors who perform abortions filed suit today in federal court to stop the state from enforcing a new law which bans terminating a pregnancy after 20 weeks.

Current Arizona law bans abortions after viability -- generally considered in the neighborhood of 23 weeks -- except in emergencies. This law sets the cutoff at 20 weeks, a point at which some have argued a fetus can feel pain. But attorney Janet Crepps from the Center for Reproductive Rights said that violates prior rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:49 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

DC Residents Protest AZ Representative Franks

Protestors gathered outside the D-C office of Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks today. The group is upset with the congressman’s effort to ban abortions in DC after twenty weeks.

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State Capitol News
9:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Governor Brewer Talks About Morality and This Year's Legislative Session

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Gage Skidmore

This year's legislative session was heavy on issues related to issues of morality and religion.

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State Capitol News
10:07 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Governor Brewer Signs Abortion Bill and Lawmakers Re-Make Contraception Bill

Governor Jan Brewer signed new restrictions on abortions Thursday even as lawmakers moved to expand laws exempting who has to fund contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.

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