PHOENIX — Arizona can implement a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for almost 50 years, a decide dominated Friday, which means clinics throughout the state must cease offering the procedures to keep away from the submitting of felony costs in opposition to docs and different medical staff.
An injunction has lengthy blocked enforcement of a regulation, on the books since earlier than Arizona turned a state, that bans almost all abortions. The one exemption is that if the lady’s life is in jeopardy.
The ruling additionally means individuals looking for abortions must go to a different state to acquire one.
An enchantment of the ruling is probably going.
The choice from Pima County Superior Court docket Decide Kellie Johnson got here greater than a month after she heard arguments on Republican Legal professional Common Mark Brnovich’s request to elevate the injunction. It had been in place since shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court docket’s 1973 resolution within the Roe v. Wade case, which held that girls had a constitutional proper to abortion.
The excessive court docket overturned Roe on June 24 and stated states can regulate abortion as they need.
What’s allowed in every state has shifted as legislatures and courts have acted. Bans on abortion at any level in being pregnant are in place in 12 Republican-led states.
In one other state, Wisconsin, clinics have stopped offering abortions amid litigation over whether or not an 1849 ban is in impact. Georgia bans abortions as soon as fetal cardiac exercise and be detected and Florida and Utah have bans that kick in after 15 and 18 weeks gestation, respectively.