A judge in the US state of Arizona ruled Friday that a 1901 ban on abortion is legally valid again. The law, which banned abortion in nearly all cases, was suspended in 1973 by the federal ruling in Roe v. Wade gave women the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.
In June, the US Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade to reject. Since then, individual states can again determine their own abortion laws. In Arizona, since Friday’s ruling, abortions are only allowed if necessary to save the mother’s life.
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Planned Parenthood, a health organization that runs several abortion clinics in the United States, said Friday in response to the ruling that it “has the tragic consequence of throwing away Arizona residents nearly 150 years ago.” US media reported that there is a possibility of an appeal against the verdict.
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