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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:07 PM

Arizona judge won't suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Source: AP

By BOB CHRISTIE

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion right groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal.

The ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson means the state’s abortion providers will not be able to restart procedures. Abortions were halted on Sept. 23 when Johnson ruled that a 1973 injunction must be lifted so that the Civil War-era law could be enforced.

Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich sought the order lifting the injunction. Attorneys with his office told the judge that, since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision said women do not have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion, there was no legal reason to block the old law.

Planned Parenthood and its Arizona affiliate had urged Johnson to keep the injunction issued shortly after Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. They argued that laws enacted by the state Legislature in the ensuing 50 years should take precedence.



FILE - Celina Washburn protests outside the Arizona Capitol to voice her dissent with an abortion ruling, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Phoenix. An Arizona judge ruled the state can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years. The law was first enacted decades before Arizona became a state in 1912. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 09:10 PM

1. Just adds fuel to our fire.

Go ahead and find out, Arizona.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 11:59 PM

3. That's My Thinking Too Lunabell. It Clarifies Dem Messaging for Roevember.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 30, 2022, 10:38 PM

2. Republicans, this is your strategy to take over the country??

Alienate half the voting population??

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