Arizona's new ban on most abortions beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy crosses a clear line on what U.S. Supreme Court rulings permit, an abortion-rights advocate told a federal judge Wednesday, while a prosecutor argued the ban is justified to protect women and fetuses.Read More »
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A new lawsuit tries to block enforcement of a key part of a new Arizona abortion law taking effect Aug. 2.Read More »
Capitol Police have removed a man from the Senate gallery after he disrupted proceedings by shouting that abortion is sin, and thanking Sen. John McCain.Read More »
A bill to outlaw abortions based on the fetus’ race or gender died Thursday in the House, where it failed to get the two-thirds vote it needed to pass.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, was the lead sponsor of the bill that he said was needed to address what he called the rising trend of U.S. abortions based on the sex of the fetus.
Washington’s delegate to Congress called Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, “a big bully” Tuesday for his proposal to restrict abortions in the District of Columbia.Read More »
While a bill allowing religiously motivated employers to deny contraception coverage to workers spurred heated debate on its path to becoming law this session, one of its provisions was largely overlooked.Read More »
Already steeped in the battle over abortion and contraception in health plans, social conservatives have also ramped up their efforts to advance religious expression in the public square, taking advantage of the dominance of policymakers at the state Capitol with similar impulses.Read More »
The Arizona Senate on Thursday skipped a scheduled to vote on a bill to bar Planned Parenthood from receiving public funding through the state for non-abortion health services. Senate approval would complete legislative action on the bill already approved by the House.Read More »
The Republican-controlled Senate today gave preliminary approval to a bill targeting Planned Parenthood’s funding.
The measure, HB2800, still needs the chamber’s full vote, which is likely to take place next week.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most cases, making Arizona one of only a handful of states in the country with such a restriction.Read More »