PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has scheduled a July 25 hearing on an attempt to block enforcement of a new limit on when most abortions can be performed in Arizona.
A lawsuit filed by abortion-rights groups challenges a new state law's general ban on abortions starting at 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The ban would take effect Aug. 2 unless blocked.
Arizona now permits abortions until a fetus can survive outside the womb. That's generally considered to be 23 to 24 weeks.
The hearing will be held in U.S. District Court in Phoenix before Judge James Teilborg.