Judge Upholds Abortion Law in Arizona
A judge in Arizona rejected a challenge to the state's new law banning abortions after the first 20 weeks of a pregnancy. The ruling is a setback for abortion rights groups. These groups argued that the law was the most extreme new limit on women's access to abortion in the United States. Over the past two years, eight states have passed similar laws banning abortions after 20 weeks. Arizona's law was the first that big, national reproductive rights groups like the Center for Reproductive Rights and the ACLU challenged in court.