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Arizona Supreme Court rules state can use 1864 law to ban nearly ALL abortions


This makes Arizona one of the states with the most strict abortion laws in the country after federal abortion protections were stripped with the ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June 2022. 

Pro-abortion critics dubbed it a 'dark day for Arizona' and President Joe Biden immediately responded to the 'cruel' ruling with a statement claiming it will subject Arizonans to an 'extreme and dangerous ban.' 

The 4-2 decision could influence other states looking to restrict abortion after the Dobbs ruling two years ago and could have wide-reaching and long-standing impacts going into the 2024 election where women's health rights remains at the front of voters' minds. 

The 1864 law provides no exceptions for abortion in the case of rape or incest, but allows a mother to seek termination of their pregnancy if their life is put in danger should they carry the fetus to term.

Even pro-life Republicans are speaking out against the radical ruling.

U.S. Senate candidate for Arizona Kari Lake wrote in a statement: 'I oppose today's ruling, and I am calling on Katie Hobbs and the State Legislature to come up with an immediate common sense solution that Arizonans can support.'

Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.) called Tuesday's ruling a 'disaster for women and providers' and slammed the law as 'archaic.'