The criminal justice process can be costly and draining. However, working with an experienced attorney can help alleviate the stress during unforeseen circumstances. The Nava Law Firm offers legal support for individuals charged with a crime related to abortion and medical providers who assist them.
If you or someone close to you is facing investigation, arrest, or prosecution for having an abortion in Arizona, contact the Nava Law Firm. You'll be provided with a caring, approachable, and respectful attorney when you work with our firm. Call now to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of Arizona's top attorneys.
Arizona's Status on Abortion Regulations
Understanding how Arizona has decided to regulate abortion laws has been confusing for those seeking or providing medical treatment for an abortion. Following an Oct. 7 court ruling in Arizona, which temporarily lifted the 1864 law(abortion ban) during an appeal, medical clinics have resumed offering abortion services. As of now, pregnancy terminations are permitted in Arizona for up to 15 weeks.
On Sept. 23, 2022, Arizona implemented a comprehensive ban on abortions through new legislation. However, the validity of this law is currently being disputed in the court system, and it is not currently enforceable.
Arizona has many restrictions and rules throughout the abortion process. Here are some of the following limitations:
According to the Arizona court's ruling on Dec. 30, 2022, medical practitioners are exempt from prosecution for carrying out abortions during the initial 15 weeks of pregnancy. This is due to other Arizona laws that authorize them to perform the procedure. However, non-medical personnel are still at risk of being charged under the old legislation.
United States Abortion Laws & Roe v. Wade Decision
The US Supreme Court's decision on Jun. 24, 2022, in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, overruled both Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). They said the Constitution does not give people the right to abortion. The court added that the Constitution doesn't mention abortion, it's not a fundamental right in our history or society, and states have the power to regulate it.
If you or someone you know is experiencing legal trouble with having or providing an abortion, reach out to the Nava Law Firm. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing the best legal representation possible. Our firm primarily serves the areas of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, and other locations around Arizona. Don't hesitate to contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
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