Arizona Judge Reinstates Strict Abortion Ban From 1864

A ban on abortions after 15 weeks that was passed this year will go into effect on Saturday.

But the attorney general has said that the almost total ban from the 1800s should be more important. 

A judge ruled on Friday that an almost total abortion ban that was written before Arizona became a state must be enforced.

This puts abortion access in question one day before a 15-week ban that was passed by the Legislature this year goes into effect.

The stricter ban, which dates back to 1864, was stopped by a court order in 1973, not long after the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade

On Friday, Judge Kellie Johnson of Pima County Superior Court lifted the injunction.

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