Abortion

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Striking Down Arizona Anti-Abortion Law

Remains overturned

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeals court ruling that said an Arizona law banning abortions starting at 20 weeks of gestation is unconstitutional, meaning the restrictive state law is struck down.

A ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in May 2013 invalidated the law, saying it violated "unalterably clear" legal precedents. The justices' decision not to review the state's appeal means the lower-court ruling remains intact.