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Arguments over AZ abortion law to continue in court

TUCSON, Ariz. (KECY, KYMA) - Representatives for Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Planned Parenthood Arizona will once again meet in appeals court to argue over abortion rights in Arizona.

Nearly half a year since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, the state has gone back and forth between a 15-week ban and a near-total ban.

The 15-week ban was passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Ducey this year.

Brnovich is arguing the near-total ban from before Arizona statehood, only allowing abortions if the mother's life is at risk, should take precedence with no more federal protections.

The pre-statehood ban was allowed to take legal precedent, but in another appeals hearing, it was decided the ruling would be paused in favor of the 15-week ban for the time being.

Tuesday's hearing is available to be watched in full here.

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