Sep 152009
 
 September 15, 2009  Posted by  Court, Laws, U.S.

Casey Newton reports:

Abortion-rights supporters filed lawsuits in state and federal court Monday, asking judges to block new Arizona laws that would restrict abortion access.

In separate lawsuits, Planned Parenthood and the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the enactment of House Bill 2564 and Senate Bill 1175. Attorneys for the groups asked judges to prevent enactment of the laws until their constitutionality is settled.

Among other provisions, the bills create a 24-hour waiting period to get an abortion, require physicians to perform the procedure, and allow pharmacists and other health-care professionals to refuse to provide contraception. They also require that parents provide notarized consent for their minor children to get abortions.

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