Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation Thursday making it illegal in Arizona to obtain an abortion after 20 Schwangerschaftswochen.
The law also includes new rules regarding disclosure of information including a requirement for the state to maintain a website showing images of babies at various states of development. The website would also require the state health department to post information about abortion alternatives and medical risks to the mother from the abortion procedure.
Außerdem, women will be required to get an ultrasound 24 hours before the procedure instead of the one hour in current law. Abortion clinics will also have post notices that it’s illegal to coerce a woman into an abortion.
"[Der Gesetzentwurf] stärkt Arizona Gesetze zum Schutz der Gesundheit und Sicherheit von Frauen,"State Rep. Kimberly Yee sagte, "Und erkennt das kostbare Leben des ungeborenen Baby."
Arizona verbindet Nebraska, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina und Oklahoma in der Einführung 20 Woche Verbot.