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Arizona's 1864 abortion ban is not expected to take effect, attorney general says

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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Saturday's end to the most recent legislative session means that a territorial-era, near-total abortion ban likely won't be taking effect, state Attorney General Kris Mayes says. A near-total ban that called for imprisoning doctors who perform abortions was upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court April 9. The Arizona Legislature repealed the ban when it passed House Bill 2677, which was subsequently signed into law by Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs. Since new laws don't take effect until 91 days after the end of the legislative session, the question of whether...

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