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Pima County judge rejects request for stay

A territorial-era legislation that bans abortions besides to save lots of the lifetime of a mom will stay in impact, a Pima County judge stated Friday, dashing hopes of abortion rights advocates who sought to place the legislation on maintain whereas they problem it in court docket.

Planned Parenthood Arizona this week requested Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson to place a maintain on enforcement of the 1864 legislation, which prescribes jail phrases for abortion suppliers. The request got here three days after Johnson lifted an injunction that had left the 1864 legislation dormant for practically 5 many years.

The newest order will do little to resolve widespread confusion over abortion legislation in Arizona, which started in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned precedent set in its Roe v. Wade determination, which legalized abortion up till a fetus might survive exterior of the womb.

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