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Arizona judge overturns stay of law imposing near-total ban on abortion

Anti-abortion protesters in Arizona – BRIAN CAHN / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO

A Pima County Superior Court judge in Arizona, Kellie Johnson, has ruled to withdraw the suspension of a law from before Arizona was a state that prohibits in practice and under threat of criminal consequences any interruption of pregnancy except in cases danger to the mother.

The norm had been suspended for 50 years, but now it has been restored, so the clinics and their staff will have to immediately cease abortion practices with chemical, pharmacological or surgical means under threat of sentences of between two and five years in prison. prison, according to the US public radio NPR.

The state attorney general, Republican Mark Brnovich, had requested to annul the suspension a month ago after the Supreme Court annulled the recognition of the right to abortion at the federal level on June 24, leaving its legislation to each state.

“We applaud the court for defending the will of the legislator and giving clarity and uniformity to this important issue,” said Brnovich after learning of the ruling.

Dr. DeShawn Taylor, who runs a clinic that offers abortions, has expressed her desolation by the measure, but has assured that she is not surprised. “The people who govern this state want abortion to be illegal. Of course, deep down we cling to hope, but the first thing that comes to mind is that I have been preparing for a total ban for a long time,” she explained.

Since the repeal of the Roe v. Wade ruling, up to twelve states with Republican governments have imposed restrictive regulations on abortion. This Sunday a new law goes into effect that prohibits abortions in Arizona from 15 weeks of pregnancy.

The US Presidency has already warned that it is a “dangerous” decision and that “it places the women of Arizona more than a century ago, when Arizona was not even a state.”

“The potential consequences of this decision are catastrophic, dangerous and unacceptable,” he added. “The victims of rape and incest will be forced to gestate the child of the aggressors,” said the White House, which has promised that it will continue working to pass a law on the right to abortion at the federal level.

Source: Europa Press



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