Friday, July 13, 2012
Arizona's Post-20-Week Abortion Ban Challenged in Federal Court
The New York Times: Lawsuit Tries to Block New Arizona Abortion Law, by Erik Eckholm:
A group of doctors and women’s rights advocates challenged Arizona’s new abortion limits in a federal lawsuit on Thursday, claiming that they violate the Constitution and pose a threat to women’s health.
The law, set to take effect on Aug. 2, prohibits abortions once 20 weeks have passed since a woman’s last menstrual period, which is about 18 weeks after fertilization. This is the earliest deadline set by any state and is weeks earlier than the threshold set by the Supreme Court. . . .