An appeal of the decision is likely.
Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson’s decision came more than a month after hearing arguments on Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request to lift the injunction. It was in place shortly after the 1973 United States Supreme Court decision in the case Roe vs. Wade case, which ruled that women had a constitutional right to abortion.
The High Court overturned deer on June 24 and said states can regulate abortion as they wish.
What is allowed in each state has changed as legislatures and courts have acted. Bans on abortion at any time during pregnancy are in place in 12 Republican-led states.
In another state, Wisconsin, clinics have stopped offering abortions amid litigation over whether an 1849 ban is in effect. Georgia bans abortions once fetal heart activity is detected, and Florida and Utah have bans that go into effect after 15 and 18 weeks of gestation, respectively.