Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Arizona court slaps down most of the lege's misogynistic anti-abortion laws

From AZCentral.com -
A state judge on Tuesday blocked implementation of several key parts of a new Arizona law restricting abortions, while allowing a few provisions to take effect.

The preliminary injunction issued by Judge Donald Daughton of Maricopa County Superior Court allows a 24-hour waiting period to take affect, but he blocked requirements that a woman see a doctor in person for advance disclosures before getting an abortion.


The state judge also blocked provisions prohibiting nurse practitioners from performing surgical abortions, requiring the notarizing of parental consent forms and expanding an existing law that now permits health-care workers to refuse to participate in abortions.
The Center for Arizona Policy and their water carriers on West Washington have already promised to continue their fight enact a de facto revocation of a woman's right to control their own bodies, so stay tuned. If all or part of the new laws are struck down permanently, expect them to return in some form in the new session of the lege in January.

1 comment:

Eli Blake said...

meanwhile, as the state continues to languish in the worst budget crisis in its history,

any idea how much taxpayer money was wasted on legal fees just getting this into court?