Arizona Republicans block abortion-ban repeal after denouncing courtroom ruling

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Arizona Republicans block abortion-ban repeal after denouncing courtroom ruling

Republicans in Arizona halted an effort by Democrats on Wednesday to repeal an 1864 regulation banning nearly all abortions, which the state supreme courtroom this week dominated might go into impact.

The transfer got here after Republican lawmakers within the state had denounced the courtroom’s choice, together with some who beforehand expressed help for the regulation. Donald Trump and different high-profile Republicans, equivalent to Senate candidate Kari Lake, had additionally declared their opposition to the ruling with Lake urging lawmakers to “give you a right away common sense answer that Arizonans can help”.

The Arizona supreme courtroom dominated on Tuesday that the 1864 regulation can go into impact – although it might not occur for weeks. Underneath the regulation, which predates Arizona’s statehood, there are not any exceptions for rape or incest and abortions are permitted provided that the mom’s life is in danger.

Democrats and one Republican lawmaker sought to repeal the regulation, however Republicans moved for a recess, stopping a vote on the matter.

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