Arizona Legislature Outlaws Abortions Performed after the Fifth Month

The Arizona legislature exercised its rights enumerated within the controversial 1973 U.S. Supreme Court opinion, Roe v. Wade, by voting to outlaw abortions performed after the 20th week of pregnancy unless the mother’s health is in jeopardy.   This is in keeping with the Court’s ruling that States  may outlaw any abortion performed after a fetus could potentially survive outside of the womb.  Many pro-life supporters believe that this legislation represents the best way for the movement to proceed in the years to come — namely, working within the framework of the Roe v. Wade opinion to limit the number of abortions on a state-by-state basis.  Arizona is the sixth state to pass such a ban.

About David Davies, Editor-in-Chief

David Davies is the Editor-in-Chief of Media Rostra. He is also a lawyer and a licensed minister, so he is basically distrusted by everyone on some level. He received his Political Science degree from the University of Tulsa and his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arkansas, a former "good athlete for his size," and current owner of The Law Offices of David Davies, PLLC -- an Estate Planning and Elder Law firm that has offices in Arkansas and Tennessee. He co-authored, with fellow editor, Aaron Brooks, the article entitled: “Exploring Student-Athlete Compensation: Why the NCAA Cannot Afford to Leave Athletes Uncompensated," in the University of Notre Dame’s Journal of College and University Law.