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Arizona judge considers state’s request to impose abortion ban | Business

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona attorney on Friday urged a judge to allow the state to enact a near-total abortion ban under a law that was blocked for nearly 50 years by a now-overturned U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Assistant Attorney General Beau Roysden said the judge’s role is simple: Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, Pima County Superior Court Judge Kelly Johnson must lift the injunction blocking the law.

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