Abortions resume in Arizona after 121-year-old ban gets blocked

Abortions resume in Arizona after 121-year-old ban gets blocked

Abortions can resume in the state of Arizona for now.

After multiple appeals the court has temporarily blocked the 121-year-old abortion ban.

This means that, for now, abortions up to 15 weeks can legally take place in Arizona again.

The Supreme Court struck down the Roe Vs Wade landmark opinion that legalized abortion nationwide in June.

Arizona was one of many states across the country that immediately sought to further restrict abortion access.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, asked the court to lift a 50-year-old injunction implemented when Roe was passed in 1973.

The court removed the injunction allowing the abortion ban, which had no exceptions for rape or incest, to take effect.

Currently, a hearing has been scheduled for October 11 to decide on Planned Parenthood’s full appeal on the abortion ban.