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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 10:51 PM

Judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

Source: Associated Press

Judge considers request to block Arizona abortion law

By JONATHAN J. COOPER
September 22, 2021

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for several Arizona abortion providers urged a federal judge Wednesday to block a new state law that would allow prosecutors to charge doctors who knowingly terminate a pregnancy solely because the fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.

The law, set to take effect on Wednesday, is so vague that it would dissuade doctors from performing an abortion anytime there’s an indication that the fetus might have a genetic problem for fear of criminal prosecution, argued Emily Nestler, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights.

“There are women in Arizona whose access to abortion will be eliminated altogether,” Nestler said. “So the burden is more than substantial. It’s absolute for those patients.”

A lawyer for the state argued the law won’t block any woman from getting an abortion, though she might have to refuse to tell her doctor why she wants to terminate her pregnancy.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/health-arizona-us-supreme-court-laws-reproductive-rights-489eb29ceea160add1bc21400bd698f4

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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 10:55 PM

1. not quite as insane as TX and no vigilanties yet but still....

Jeez Louize

Greg Abbott and his implication that us women have plenty of time to deal with things in the 6 weeks (HA!) and beside we do not need to worry because the Great State of Texas wil be out there arresting rapists left and right for our benefit

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Wed Sep 22, 2021, 10:56 PM

2. 'The law, . . . is so vague,'

VOID for vagueness.

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