abortion

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

Federal Judge Upholds AZ's Abortion Ban

Jul 30, 2012

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

AZ Abortion Ban Goes to Federal Court

Jul 26, 2012

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.

Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop New Funding Law

Jul 17, 2012
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Planned Parenthood filed suit Monday to block a new abortion law scheduled to take effect next month.

Docs Sue Over State's New Anti-Abortion Law

Jul 12, 2012

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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