A federal judge has ruled that Arizona’s partial-birth abortion ban is constitutional, a decision that could allow for more restrictive laws based on the prevention of fetal pain and late-term abortion risks to women’s health.
Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life, praised the ruling.
She said the law “shows real concern for women and their unborn children.”
U.S. District Judge James Teilborg on July 30 said that Arizona provided “substantial and well-documented” evidence that an unborn child can feel pain during an abortion at least 20 weeks into pregnancy. The law’s defenders showed the state’s “legitimate interest” in limiting abortions past 20 weeks, he...READ MORE