Arizona judge to rule Tuesday on new abortion law

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PHOENIX (AP) - A state judge has blocked implementation of key parts of a new Arizona law restricting abortion.


Judge Donald Daughton of Maricopa County Superior Court late Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction granting most of a request by Planned Parenthood, the state's largest abortion provider.


Daughton's order allows a 24-hour waiting period to take effect, but blocks parts requiring that a woman see a doctor in person for advance disclosures before getting an abortion.


Other blocked provisions include a requirement that parental consents for a minor's abortion be notarized and a ban on nurse practitioners performing abortions.


Other parts of the law still take effect Wednesday, pending a federal judge's ruling on one provision not covered by Daughton's order.(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)