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Arizona

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Arizona's post-viability restriction states that no abortion may be provided after viability unless necessary to preserve the woman's life or health.  The physician must use the available method most likely to preserve the life and health of the fetus unless it poses a greater risk to the woman's life or health than another available method.  The physician must take all reasonable steps to preserve the life and health of the fetus unless these steps pose an increased risk to the woman's life or health.  A second physician must attend.  Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 36-2301.01 (Enacted 1984; Last Renumbered 2000).

NARAL Pro-Choice America supports the legal framework established in Roe v. Wade and does not oppose restrictions on post-viability abortion, such as Arizona's, that contain adequate exceptions to protect the woman's life and health.

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