Abortion

By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- A federal judge late Tuesday blocked Arizona from making criminals out of doctors who perform abortions knowing the woman's reason is a genetic fetal defect. 

 

By Howard Fischer 
Capitol Media Services 

 
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it's historic decision in Roe v. Wade and leave the question of whether to allow abortion in Arizona to state lawmakers -- and to him as an unapologetic foe of the practice. 

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Rejecting fears by doctors they could get arrested, Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed a new law restricting who can get an abortion.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Acting under the banner of protecting disability rights, the Republican-controlled legislature on Thursday voted along party lines to impose a new restriction on a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy by making it a crime to abort a fetus because of a fetal genetic defect.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Conceding they are courting a lawsuit, abortion foes in the Arizona Legislature are moving to make felons out of doctors who perform abortions after there's a fetal heartbeat -- something that happens even before a woman may know she is pregnant.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Brushing aside questions of legality and religion, a House panel voted Wednesday along party lines to imprison doctors who terminate a pregnancy solely because the fetus has a genetic defect.