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Planned Parenthood seeks to halt ruling on Arizona's abortion ban

The organization is asking the courts to stay the ruling that allows a Civil War-era abortion ban to take effect in Arizona.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Planned Parenthood Arizona is seeking an immediate stay of the Pima County Superior Court's ruling that lifted the injunction on the state's pre-statehood abortion ban. 

Last week, a judge ruled that a Civil War-era ban on abortion could go into effect now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled Roe vs. Wade. The decades-old Arizona law prohibits abortions in nearly all circumstances.  

Planned Parenthood says the court's ruling has allowed conflicting laws to take effect and has caused immediate confusion as to the status of abortion access in Arizona. 

"This confusion has forced Planned Parenthood Arizona to pause abortion services and cancel appointments scheduled this week – meaning that members of our community once again have been and will continue to be denied medical care that they deserve and need while this decision is in effect," Planned Parenthood wrote in a statement Monday.

The organization is asking the courts to stay, or otherwise halt, the judge's ruling until the legal process continues to unfold. 

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