As if there were not already enough barriers to abortion access constructed in the name of “protecting women,” Arizona has become the first state to ban abortions performed on the basis of the race or sex of the fetus.
Despite a recent court victory, access to abortion in Arizona remains highly restricted. So I am lucky: As a resident of Arizona, I don’t need an abortion right now. If I did, it might still be difficult to get one.
The Associated Press is reporting that a state judge has blocked implementation of key parts of a new Arizona law restricting access to abortion.
According to a report from the Associated Press last night, there’s not much time left for pro-choice advocates in
Arizona to block a set of laws that would make it more complicated for a woman to receive an abortion.
On Monday, a group of medical professionals including two abortion providers, their respective clinics, and an OB/GYN who does not provide abortions are asking a federal court to block enforcement of new state restrictions on abortion that would significantly reduce women’s access to abortion services in Arizona and put physicians at risk of losing their licenses.