Doctors weighing legal challenge to new abortion law

Dr. Ilana Addis, chairwoman of the Arizona Section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times

A legal challenge is likely against a measure mandating that doctors try to do everything possible to save the life of a baby born alive.

Dr. Julie Kwatra, legislative chairwoman of the Arizona chapter of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said she cannot imagine the legislation won’t be taken to court because it conflicts with current standards of care – and misses its target.

“It was meant to target abortion providers, but in reality, this will affect abortion providers less than one percent of the time,” she said. “It passes over abortion providers and comes to interfere in very complicated and delicate obstetric situations.”

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