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Reproductive Rights Groups Challenge Abortion Laws in Arizona and Montana

HeadlineAug 18, 2021

Reproductive rights advocates in Arizona and Montana have filed lawsuits seeking to block new laws banning abortions in the two states. One of the laws in Arizona makes it a felony for doctors to terminate pregnancies because of a fetal genetic defect, such as Down syndrome. The other would classify fetuses, embryos and fertilized eggs as people starting at the point of conception. Both go into effect in late September. Meanwhile, in Montana, four new laws are set to take place in October, including a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and restrictions to access abortion pills.

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