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Abortion-rights advocates have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn parts of a new Arizona law set to take effect next month. The lawsuit challenges a ban on abortions because of a genetic abnormality such as Down Syndrome and a “personhood” provision that confers all the rights of people on fertilized eggs, embryos and fetuses. Attorney Emily Nestler with the Center for Reproductive Rights says abortion is a constitutionally protected right, and politicians shouldn't get to say when women can exercise it.

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Republican lawmakers in Arizona lost seats in last year’s election and entered the 2021 legislative session with the smallest House and Senate majorities they’ve seen in years.


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Anti-abortion activists say 2021 has been a breakthrough year for legislation in several states seeking to prohibit abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. 


An anti-abortion group is trying again to get Arizona lawmakers to fund a service designed to persuade women not to seek an abortion.

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Scores of pro-abortion rights activists rallied at the state Capitol in Phoenix to protest a new wave of anti-abortion laws being adopted by other states.