Phoenix: Arizona’s attorney general has agreed not to enforce a near-total ban on abortions at least until next year, a move that Planned Parenthood Arizona credited Thursday with allowing the group to restart abortion care across the state.
The state’s largest provider of abortions restarted services at only their Tucson clinics after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the old law on Oct. 7. A lower court had allowed enforcement of that law on Sept. 23, halting all abortions statewide.
On Thursday, Planned Parenthood said services would resume statewide, including at clinics in metro Phoenix and in Flagstaff. “While abortion is currently legal in Arizona and we have resumed abortion care throughout the state, we know that this could very well be temporary,” Brittany Fonteno, who heads Planned Parenthood Arizona, said at a news conference.