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Arizona Will Not Enforce 1864 Abortion Law Until June

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2024
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Arizona’s controversial 1864 abortion ban will not be enforced until June 8, the state’s Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes said in a letter to abortion providers Friday, after lawmakers on both sides of the aisle roundly criticized the state Supreme Court’s recent decision to enact one of the most strict abortion bans in the country. The earliest date the state’s ban will become enforceable is June 8, when state healthcare providers can be prosecuted for performing abortions, with a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Mayes, who has publicly...

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