Judge rules that Arizona can enforce near-total abortion ban
An Arizona judge ruled Friday that a 1901 ban on nearly all abortions in the state could be enforced after being held off for nearly 50 years. The decision was met with immediate criticism from abortion rights activists and Democrats, and is likely to be appealed. After reaching judgment in the case, he granted the state’s Republican Attorney General’s request to lift the court’s injunction barring the enforcement of Arizona’s prestate abortion ban. All abortions in Arizona unless the procedure is required to save the mother’s life.