Unable to shepherd an abortion bill out of a House committee, pro-life advocates are resorting to a common legislative maneuver to revive the proposal.Read More »
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The pro-life community suffered a setback Wednesday as proposals that would add a host of requirements before an abortion could be performed failed to get committee approval.
A bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks and another that would define human life as beginning at conception stalled in the Republican-led Legislature.
An Arizona legislator wants to shield doctors from so-called "wrongful birth" lawsuits, which can arise if physicians don't inform pregnant women of prenatal problems that could lead to the decision to have an abortion.Read More »
A new bill introduced in the Arizona House would generally bar abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.Read More »
A Planned Parenthood Arizona lawsuit challenging a 2009 state law restricting abortion services has been dismissed.Read More »
The number of abortions performed in Arizona dropped by about a third in September after implementation of new state restrictions and requirements.Read More »
Beth Otterstein, a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood Arizona’s clinic here, says patients sometimes break down and cry when they hear the news: If they want abortions, they now have to travel to Phoenix for a 15-minute consultation with a doctor and then stay overnight to have the procedure. It’s an expense that some can’t afford, and no other facility in the area provides abortions.Read More »
New abortion restrictions are taking effect in Arizona in the wake of legal challenges that so far have failed to block provisions of state laws enacted this year and in 2009.Read More »
It has not been a good month for Planned Parenthood.
On Aug. 12, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled as constitutional a 2009 law that imposed a number of restrictions on abortion procedures, lifting a two-year-old injunction and opening the law for enforcement.
An appellate court ruling last week upholding a pair of 2009 abortion laws has led Planned Parenthood of Arizona to withdraw an attempt to have the courts block two laws created this year and end abortion services at seven clinics in rural Arizona.Read More »