An excerpt from LifeSiteNews on Historic First: Governor Brewer Signs Landmark Ban on Late-Term Abortions Based on Americans United for Life Model Legislation:

According to Americans United for Life, although seven states have similar fetal pain laws, Arizona’s is the first to ban such late-term abortions also because of the invasive procedure’s risk to the mother’s health.

Americans United for Life (AUL) President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest commended Gov. Brewer for signing the law, which was based on AUL model legislation

“Arizona is leading the nation in enacting this new law that shows concern for both mother and child. The abortion industry’s war on women has left many injured people behind. This ban will protect women’s lives, despite the best efforts of the abortion industry to block reasonable limits on a procedure that becomes more dangerous with each passing week,” said Dr. Yoest.