Federal judge dismisses challenge to Arizona race-based abortion law Brent Nesbitt at 1:45 PM ET
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] on Thursday dismissed [order, PDF] a lawsuit challenging an Arizona law [HB 2443, PDF] punishing doctors for knowingly performing abortions based on the race or sex of the fetus. Plaintiffs contended that their constituents have not been seeking the abortions they desire based on this law, which they claim targets people based on race. Judge David Campbell granted Arizona's motion to dismiss for lack of standing, relying on several US Supreme Court [official website] cases as precedent. This ruling does not mean the law is constitutional, as a woman directly affected by the law has yet to bring suit.
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