Global News

Breaking news & current latest Canadian news headlines; national weather forecasts & predictions, local news videos, money and financial news; sports stats and scores.

https://globalnews.ca/

All abortions remain halted in Arizona as judge declines to suspend ruling.

Click to play video: 'Woman carrying skull-less fetus denied abortion in Louisiana'

WATCH: Woman carrying skull-less fetus denied abortion in Louisiana – Sep 14, 2022

An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal.

The ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson means the state’s abortion providers will not be able to restart procedures. Abortions were halted on Sept. 23 when Johnson ruled that a 1973 injunction must be lifted so that the Civil War-era law could be enforced.

Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich sought the order lifting the injunction. Attorneys with his office told the judge that, since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 decision said women do not have a constitutional right to obtain an abortion, there was no legal reason to block the old law.

Planned Parenthood and its Arizona affiliate had urged Johnson to keep the injunction issued shortly after Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. They argued that laws enacted by the state Legislature in the ensuing 50 years should take precedence.

Planned Parenthood’s lawyers on Monday asked Johnson to put her ruling on hold to allow an appeal.

Before last Friday’s ruling allowing enforcement of the old law, abortions were legal in Arizona until the fetus was viable, usually at about 24 weeks of pregnancy. But on Saturday, a law enacted by the state Legislature last spring banning abortion at 15 weeks took effect.

Gov. Doug Ducey has said that law takes precedence, but his lawyers did not seek to argue that position in court. Brnovich and some Republican lawmakers insist the old law is in force.

Brittany Fonteno, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Arizona, said she was “outraged” by the ruling.

“It is impermissible that Arizonans are waking up each morning to their elected officials making conflicting statements about which laws are in effect or claiming that they do not know, and yet the court has refused to provide any clarity or relief,” Fonteno said.

Some clinics in Arizona have been referring patients to providers in California and New Mexico since Johnson lifted the injunction on the old law, and they were prepared to restart abortions. The pre-statehood law carries a sentence of two to five years in prison for doctors or anyone else who assists in an abortion. Last year, the Legislature repealed a law allowing charges against women who seek abortions

Ashleigh Feiring, a nurse at abortion provider Camelback Family Planning in Phoenix, said her office will keep looking for ways to serve patients.

“We’re trying to think of everything we can to get loopholes in the law,” Feiring said Friday, adding that the facility would be willing to once again provide the procedure.

Feiring said her office continues to do post-miscarriage care and provide patients with ultrasounds so they know how many weeks pregnant they may be. That’s important, because abortion pills can only be used in the first 10-12 weeks of a pregnancy.

Feiring said some patients are able to get an abortion pill prescription from a provider in Sweden and get it filled through the mail by a pharmacy in India, but that takes about three weeks. Arizona law bans delivery of the abortion pill through the mail, and U.S. providers generally will not take that risk.

Since Roe was overturned, Arizona and 13 other states have banned abortions at any stage of pregnancy. About 13,000 people in Arizona get an abortion each year, according to Arizona Department of Health Services reports.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

Яким чином підібрати шрифт до проєкту?Як гармонійно поєднувати шрифти між собою?Де взагалі брати шрифти сьогодні?
Останні новини
Q & A: Republican, Democratic Senators Predict Continuing US Support for Ukraine.

Q & A: Republican, Democratic Senators Predict Continuing US Support for Ukraine.

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Senator Jim Risch discuss war aid, weapons and what’s at stake for democracies worldwide Originally published at -

Race called for Raphael Warnock in Georgia

Race called for Raphael Warnock in Georgia

Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway and former Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway react to Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Georgia, being called for re-election on 'The Ingraham Angle.' #foxnews #fox #ingrahamangle Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more F...

See the moment CNN called the race for Warnock

See the moment CNN called the race for Warnock

CNN projects that Sen. Raphael Warnock will win reelection in the Georgia Senate runoff. CNN's Eva McKend reports from Warnock headquarters as the results come in. #CNN #News

WATCH LIVE: Herschel Walker delivers remarks following Georgia Senate race.

WATCH LIVE: Herschel Walker delivers remarks following Georgia Senate race.

Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks to his supporters at his campaign HQ following Tuesday's Senate runoff election against incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock. Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: ...

San Francisco bans killer police robots for now

San Francisco bans killer police robots for now

A plan to allow San Francisco police to use robots for deadly force in certain situations was put on hold Tuesday. The city's board of supervisors voted last week to allow the use of the robots, but that was met with sharp criticism. CBS News Stre...

12/6: CBS News Prime Time

12/6: CBS News Prime Time

John Dickerson discusses the fraud verdict against the Trump Organization, the Georgia Senate runoff, and the Supreme Court case involving the independent state legislature theory. CBS News Streaming Network is the premier 24/7 anchored streaming ...