Judge Upholds Arizona Anti-Abortion Law

Monday, July 30th, 2012 and is filed under Foreign Policy, News

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It seems like Arizona is in court every day defending its citizens from the onslaught of the ACLU.  This time a Federal district judge sided with them, upholding their ban on abortions after 20 weeks.  This, from Life News:

A federal judge in Arizona has issued a ruling upholding that state’s new law that goes into effect on Thursday and bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The ACLU sued to stop the law after legislators passed the bill to ban abortions after that period of time except in very rare cases of medical emergency. The bill also requires abortion facilities to allow women to have an ultrasound of their unborn baby at least 24 hours prior to having the abortion. In many cases women change their minds about a planned abortion after seeing the images of their developing child.

Against the best interests of the health and safety of Arizona’s women, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit to block the law from going into effect on August 2 as planned.