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Abortion ban goes into effect in Arizona

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Abortion Prohibition of 1864

Existing Arizona state law prohibits abortions even in the event of rape or involuntarily Abortion will be permitted only if the mother's life is in danger The law provides for two to five years in prison for assisting in an abortion

The state's Supreme Court has reviewed a 2022 plea that doctors cannot be charged for performing abortions in the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Since June 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing the constitutional right to abortion, many US states have begun enforcing older abortion bans. Currently, 14 states ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy except in certain exceptional circumstances


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