Arizona Takes Battle to Uphold Five-Month Abortion Ban to Supreme Court Staff
Posted: Sep 30, 2013 1:34 PM
Arizona is not giving up on its law to ban abortions after five months of pregnancy and is taking its fight to keep the law on the books to the Supreme Court. After a federal judge upheld an Arizona law that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, one of the most liberal appeals courts in the nation struck is down. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law violates U.S. Supreme Court rulings on abortion, including Roe v. Wade. The ruling does not affect similar laws passed in other states except the law in Idaho, which is also covered under the jurisdiction of the appeals court.