Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich of Arizona announced via Twitter on Wednesday night, June 29, that "the law" is still in force.
Last March, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that prohibited abortions at 15 weeks, but this is not the one Brnovich is referring to. He is referring to the ARS 13-3603, which bans abortion completely.
That law states: "A person who provides, supplies or administers to a pregnant woman, or procures such woman to take any medicine, drugs or substance, or uses or employs any instrument or other means whatever, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of such woman
, unless it is necessary to save her life, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two years nor more than five years."
Brnovich said his office has concluded that the Arizona Legislature has made its intentions clear regarding abortion laws
, that it is back in effect and will not be repealed in 90 days by the 15-week abortion ban bill. "We will soon be asking the court to vacate the injunction, which was put in place following Roe v. Wade in light of the Dobbs decision earlier this month," he said.
This move put Brnovich at odds with Governor Doug Ducey, who said that the law he signed in March takes precedence
over one that had been in place in 1901, which is 11 years before Arizona received its statehood,
However, abortion opponents who wrote the new law and the Republican who sponsored it, Nancy Barto, said the old law could be enforced due to a specific provision that said it didn't override the ARS 13-3603.
The governor's spokesman said the office was reviewing Brnovich's decision and had no immediate comment on the matter.
Abortion rights activists fighting against laws
Abortion clinics in Arizona have stopped providing procedures within hours after the Supreme Court's ruling, citing concerns that the old law could be enforced.
Planned Parenthood Arizona, however, is not going to back down quietly. Brittany Fonteno, its president and CEO, said they are working diligently with their team of attorneys to understand the state's "tangled web of conflicting laws," so that they can ensure that their patients know what their rights are and how they can have access to legal abortion.
She stressed: "Our extremist Attorney General has announced his plans to reinstate an antiquated, enjoined 1901 law that will ban all abortion in Arizona until the new law takes effect. It's unconscionable and drastically out of line with the 7 in 10 Arizonans who support abortion access." (Related: Democratic lawmakers suddenly concerned with tracking software, say it could be used to ‘hunt’ women seeking abortions
There had been around 13,000 abortions in Arizona in 2020 as per official reports. Out of those, fewer than 650 were performed after 15 weeks of gestation.
After the Supreme Court's decision, around 7,000 to 8,000 abortion rights protesters gathered at the state Capitol as the Legislature tried to complete their work on the yearly session, eventually forcing the Arizona Senate to go into recess due to the threats. News reports noted that the protests had forced lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement
as they rushed to complete their 2022 session.
"SWAT team members with the Department of Public Safety fired tear gas from the second floor of the old Capitol building to disperse protesters in the mall between the current House and Senate buildings." the report said, with additional information that officers opened fire when several protesters started banging on glass doors of the Senate building.
Protests continued for two days, and several have been arrested. (Related: Roe decision brings us incredible CLARITY on the LUCIFERIANS running the abortion child sacrifice cult
Arizona is joining more than 20 other states that will enforce pre-Roe abortion laws that remain in the books, while others may enforce trigger laws that will ban abortion
when Roe was reversed, including Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas and Kentucky. Missouri was the first state since the reversal of law to ban abortions completely.
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