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Arizona judge: State can enforce near-total abortion ban

 

September 23, 2022



PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics across the state will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers.

An injunction has long blocked enforcement of a law, on the books since before Arizona became a state, that bans nearly all abortions. The only exemption is if the woman's life is in jeopardy.

The ruling also means people seeking abortions will have to go to another state to obtain one.

An appeal of the r...



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