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Arizona, Idaho restrict abortions with new laws

Abortion Arizona
Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 16:54:58-04

Two state governors have signed into law bills aimed at restricting a woman's right to an abortion.  

Arizona's law bans abortions in cases where the mother's decision to terminate is related solely to genetic issues.  

A fetal heartbeat bill is now law in Idaho, meaning women cannot choose to have an abortion after a heartbeat is detected.

That can happen about six weeks into a pregnancy – before a lot of women know they're pregnant.

There is a trigger provision, meaning the law won't go into effect unless a federal appeals court in another state upholds similar legislation.