US Supreme Court rejects bid to uphold Arizona law limiting abortions
January 13, 2014
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a defense of an Arizona law that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
By rejecting the state’s appeal, the high court let stand a lower federal court’s ruling that the new Arizona statue is unconstitutional. The 9th Circuit Court had ruled last year that the Arizona law, passed in 2012, conflicted with previous Supreme Court rulings affirming a woman’s right to abortion.
Following its usual practice, the Supreme Court did not provide an explanation for its decision not to hear the Arizona case.
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