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A near-total abortion ban adopted earlier than Arizona grew to become a state was allowed to enter impact Friday by a Pima County Superior Court decide.

The regulation mandates two to 5 years in jail for anybody who offers an abortion or the means for an abortion. The solely exception is to avoid wasting the lifetime of the mom. This is the regulation because it stays on the books at ARS 13-3603:

“A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take any medicine, drugs or substance, or uses or employs any instrument or other means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman, unless it is necessary to save her life, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two years nor more than five years.”

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