ACLU Tries to Block 2011 Law It Says Targets Minority Women Seeking Abortions

The ACLU is suing to stop a 2011 Arizona law it says targets Black and Asian or Pacific Islander women for seeking abortions based on the race or sex of their baby.

The lawsuit claims the law targets minority groups, and is a violation of the 14th Amendment and its equal protection clause, because Arizona House Bill 2443 was passed to single out Black women for their allegedly higher rate of abortions, and Asian or Pacific Islander women, because it was believed they might abort unwanted female children.

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