abortion

theroot.com

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.

azcapitoltimes.com

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.

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.

wn.com

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.

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.

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.

New State Website About Abortions Goes Live

Nov 26, 2012
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. 

Federal Court Heard Arguments on AZ Abortion Law

Nov 5, 2012

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.

AZ's Strict Abortion Law Going to Fed Court Today

Nov 5, 2012

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

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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