Arizona Abortion Rights Advocates Sue to Overturn Old Ban

phoenix Abortion rights advocates sued Tuesday to block an old Arizona law that criminalized nearly all abortions, overriding the law passed by the state legislature after the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Abortion should be permitted up to 15 weeks of gestation.

The lawsuit, filed by the Phoenix Abortionist and the Arizona Medical Association, came after Planned Parenthood and its Arizona medical association failed to persuade a judge in Tucson last month to uphold a 50-year-old injunction barring execution. It repeats many of the claims made by the chapter. Former state law. The judge said it was not procedurally appropriate to try to reconcile the 50-year-old law with the old one.

Instead, She agreed with Republican Attorney General Mark Brunovich to lift the injunction. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled Roe.

The Sept. 23 ruling by Pima County Superior Court Judge Kelly Johnson came a day before a new law, signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, bans abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

Abortion clinics statewide were closed following the decision that a law of 1864 prohibiting abortion unless the mother’s life was in danger could be enforced. It was his second time the clinic was out of service. supreme court judgmentHowever Partially resumed After a federal judge ruled Another “personality” law was unenforceable.

Under the old law, rape and incest were no exception.

A new lawsuit has been filed in Maricopa County Superior Court seeking an order that many of the new laws regulating the practice of physician abortion enacted since Roe should be enforceable. 15 week ban Ducey signed in March. The quasi-territorial law should be enforceable only against non-physicians, the lawsuit states.

Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Perkins Coy Law Firm have filed the lawsuit, naming the state as a defendant.

“Arizona has created utter chaos by attempting to enforce conflicting abortion bans, including one of the most extreme in the country,” said Nancy, president and CEO of the Reproductive Rights Center. Northup said in a statement.

As a result of a confusing set of laws, she said, health care providers and patients are in the untenable position of having “no understanding of what the law is or whether it’s being broken.” rice field.

Brnovic spokeswoman Katie Connor said his office had not yet received the complaint, but “this indicates that the ACLU is more interested in getting press releases and headlines than in clarifying the law. It shows that there is a She declined to comment further.

Arizona clinic take patients to California and New Mexico for abortions. on monday, Phoenix Clinic Announces New Workaround This will allow patients to receive abortion drugs mailed to cities on the California-Arizona border and pick them up out of state, saving a two-day round trip to care.

Arizona is one of 14 states to ban abortion at any stage of pregnancy since Law was defeated. The Arizona Department of Health reports that approximately 13,000 abortions occur in Arizona each year. About half are on the pill and can be taken up to the 12th week of pregnancy, and most are done before the 15th week of pregnancy.

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