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Abortions – Arizona state tightens abortion law – News




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  • In the US state of Arizona, a decades-old law that bans abortions in almost all cases can be reinstated.
  • A state Supreme Court judge reversed an injunction against the law.
  • The law only allows abortions when the mother’s life is at risk.

Abortion rights continue to be restricted in the United States. The 1864 statute, now revived, was blocked in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade ruled that women have a constitutional right to abortion. The verdict was overturned by the highest American court last summer.

Arizona’s decision is still open to appeal. It is unclear whether the law will also apply. White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre called the ruling “catastrophic, dangerous and unacceptable” and that it will “set Arizona women back by more than a century.”

If the decision stands, doctors who perform abortions face “up to five years in prison for fulfilling their duty of care”.




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