Judge Rules Arizona Late-Term Abortion Ban Constitutional

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Monday upheld the state’s pending anti-abortion law criminalizing most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, saying the state had shown the law was constitutional and made in the legitimate best medical interests of both mothers and fetuses.

U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg denied a bid by three Arizona obstetricians to halt Arizona House Bill 2036, finding the law was constitutional because it doesn’t limit abortions before 20 weeks into gestation or completely limit abortions past 20 weeks, and thus...
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