Abortion rights proponents urge U.S. Supreme Court to block 20-week ban
Calling the Arizona legislation constitutionally flawed, proponents of abortion rights on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block the state from enforcing a ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.
Arizona updating regulations on abortion clinics
Arizona health officials are drafting new rules on regulation of abortion clinics as required under a wide-ranging 2012 state law.
Ruling on Arizona race, sex abortion ban appealed
Groups opposed to an Arizona law banning abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus are challenging a ruling that dismissed their suit.
Arizona asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule on 20-week abortion ban
Two of Arizona’s top law enforcement officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court today to consider the constitutionality of the state’s law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery petitioned the court to hear their appeal to a ruling that found the state’s law unconstitutional.
County attorney seeks role in defense of abortion law challenge
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery asked a federal court Monday to allow him to help defend a legal challenge to a two-year old law banning abortion on the basis of sex and race.
Franks’ remarks during hearing on abortion bill spark media frenzy
WASHINGTON – Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, created an online furor June 12 with comments in a House committee hearing that “the estimates of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low.”
Hearing set on Arizona anti-abortion law
A federal appeals court in San Francisco is set to hear arguments over an Arizona law that barred abortion providers from receiving public funding for other health services.
Pro-life bill would turn women away from abortion clinics even if government doesn’t pay
A proposed law that is scheduled for a legislative committee on Monday would forbid women from getting abortions at clinics where they get their Medicaid-funded family planning services even if they pay to end their pregnancies themselves.
Abortion arguments: Planned Parenthood funding case heads to federal appeals court as pro-life group launches new assault
Arizona will be at the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals on June 12 as a long shot to convince a three-judge panel to reinstate a state law prohibiting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood.
Medicaid anti-abortion language returns in House Approps
A pro-life bill scheduled for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee includes language that is nearly identical to a proposal from a leading evangelical Christian group that sought to limit abortion providers’ ability to participate in Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan.
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