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Arizona abortion law could become clearer this week

Competing statutes after the Supreme Court ended federal abortion protections have caused confusion

YUMA, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - A judge in Pima County could rule on abortion rights in Arizona this week.

The state attorney general’s office is arguing a law completely banning abortions be reinstated with the supreme court overturning Roe v. Wade.

The law was made before Arizona was a state, and makes all abortions illegal except to save the life of the mother.

The ban was stopped in 1973 after the original Roe v. Wade decision.

Planned Parenthood is arguing in court to keep the injunction against that law in place.

If it stays in place, or no decision comes, a new 15-week ban signed earlier this year by Governor Doug Ducey would go into effect Saturday.

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