Federal Judge Blocks Arizona ‘Personality’ Abortion Law | NanaimoNewsNOW

At least in Pima County, where the 1901 law remains stalled, they could be legal, though Attorney General Mark Brnovich is considering asking a court to lift the order and allow it to be enforced.

Rayes had refused to block the personality law last year, but abortion rights groups renewed their demand after Roe v. Wade.

They argued that providers feared being charged with child abuse, assault or a litany of other crimes, and that the law was unconstitutionally vague.

The attorney general’s office told the judge that the personality law does not create new criminal laws, but admitted in their court documents that prosecutors and courts may have a different view.

Abortion rights groups hailed the decision, which is almost certain to be appealed.

“The catastrophic Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has unleashed chaos on the ground, leaving Arizonans scrambling to find out if they can get the abortion care they need. People should not have to live in a state of fear when accessing or providing essential health care. We will continue our fight to preserve access to abortion in Arizona and across the country.

Bob Christie, The Associated Press

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