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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Arizona’s Race and Sex Selection Abortion Ban

A bill that would require physicians who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passed an Oklahoma senate committee Tuesday. The bill appears to be based on model legislation drafted by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life.

A federal court ruled civil rights groups did not have standing to challenge the 2011 law that makes it a felony for a doctor to knowingly perform an abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus.

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Arizona AG Insists Abortion Restriction Based on Racial Stereotypes Is Not Discriminatory

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne asked a federal court to dismiss a challenge to the state’s race- and gender-based abortion ban, because the civil rights groups suing can’t show the law hurts women of color.

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