January 13th, 2014
10:08 AM ET

High court rejects review of Arizona's 20-week abortion ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned aside Arizona's appeal to reinstate its law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

A federal appeals court last year said the restrictions were unconstitutional.

The high court's refusal without comment to intervene now means the provisions passed in 2012 cannot be enforced.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    At a girl's college dormitory, dates were permitted only on Saturday night. One young man showed up on a Tuesday evening, explaining to an older woman in the lobby of the dorm that it was imperative he see a certain young lady immediately.
    "I want to surprise her. You see, I'm her brother."
    "Oh, she'll be surprised all right," said the woman.
    "But think of how surprised I am! I'm her mother!"

    January 14, 2014 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He answered, "Call for backup."

    January 14, 2014 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    Sigh blocked again but thank you bobcat for the smiles.

    January 14, 2014 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. MI Snowman

    I know this is a really touchy subject, but, 20 weeks? Isn't that pretty far along in a pregnancy? Unless there's something life threatening or really wrong, doesn't that seem far into it?

    January 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • MI Snowman

      Oh & lol @bobcat (in a hat)!

      January 14, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Yea @ MI Snowman thats what i was thinking too. 5 months??? Damn.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Not even a halfway decent effort, Proboscis.

    January 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rascal Rabble

    like so. many..."judge libertine" has over-step boundaries with this illicit ruling...it is rogue judges like this one that lowers the moral bar, attack the dignity of persons and the value of life, redefine societal building blocks, and says there I'd no god...you will have much to account for...for life is short and eternity is long...

    January 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    An honor eh? Lol. The other day when i asked you where in Michigan you were from someone told me you were the same person who does the *ahem* "honoring"! What a let down that was!

    January 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • MI Snowman

      I'm the person who does the "ahem honoring"? I have no idea what you're talking about.

      January 15, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Ya know for bein a computor dude you aint very good are ya? Maybe you should just stick to selling computors!

    January 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    I was told you were the troll. As in JR, the one who jacks everyones name here from time to time, and creates new names the rest of the time.

    January 15, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Kinda hard to have a REAL conversation with someone like that especially when they tend to forget WHAT role they are playing at any given time!

    January 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    So....if you are not JR, where in michigan are you from if you dont mind me asking?

    January 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol guess i got the answer.

    January 15, 2014 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • MI Snowman @chrissy

      CNN won't post my comment. No I'm not a troll, not my thing. I'm in the midwest, not far from Lk MI.

      January 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MI Snowman @chrissy

      Ok, finally! Geez, can't figure out what I said that flagged my comment. Damn, I say! Lol!

      January 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Have a nice night @ JR and play nice ok. Lol

    January 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    So not michigan? I live in michigan thats why i asked.

    January 15, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
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