Skip to Content

Doctors could revive bid to block Arizona ban on abortions performed due to genetic abnormality

Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court is giving abortion rights advocates a chance to revive their bid to block an Arizona law that restricts abortions due to the presence of a fetal genetic abnormality, such as Down syndrome. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a lower-court to consider the doctors’ request for a court order blocking the law. The law currently makes it a felony for doctors to perform such abortions. The appeals court didn’t rule on the merits of the challenge but concluded the doctors had legal standing to make the request.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content