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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.

Anti-Planned Parenthood Law Goes to Court

Oct 4, 2012

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.

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.

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