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Arizona Fetal Pain Law Blocked

Nora Sullivan  

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the enforcement of Arizona’s House Bill 2036, which was intended to go into effect today after much contentious debate.  The new law bans abortions after 20 weeks gestation – four weeks earlier than previously permitted in the state – and it does so on the grounds that abortions done at that stage or later pose an increased risk to maternal health and inflict pain on the developing child in the womb.

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