Arizona judge rules 19th-century abortion ban can go into effect

Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who in July filed a petition asking the court to authorize the entry into force of the law, welcomed the decision of the court in a tweet Friday.

“We commend the court for upholding the will of the legislature and for bringing clarity and consistency to this important issue,” he said.

And after: Abortion-rights advocates are expected to appeal the decision — as well as push to elect a Democrat to replace Brnovich, whose term is limited.

“Today is a difficult day for the people of Arizona, now subject to a total abortion ban that will have a devastating effect on our borders and beyond,” said Caroline Mello Roberson, South Regional Director. west of NARAL Pro-Choice America. “We are working alongside our 75,000 members across the Copper State to send a clear message: when you come for our rights, we come for your seat.”