Judge Blocks Arizona’s ‘Personhood’ Law Giving Fetus’s Same Rights As People

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A federal judge from Pheonix, Arizona, blocked a 2021 “personhood” law that gave unborn babies the same rights as a living person. When the law was enacted, many argued that it put people’s lives at risk and presented legal challenges for abortion providers. Missouri, Kansas, Georgia and Alabama are other states known to have similar personhood laws. U.S. District Judge Douglas Rayes recently put the law on hold after ruling that the Arizona law was extremely vague. He stated that it was “anyone’s guess” on how to interpret the law. He argued further and stated that prosecutions of providers w…

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