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judge's gavel
The judges heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether the state should enforce a new law that allows abortions early in pregnancy, or an older law that bans the procedure except to save a the life of the pregnant person.
Nov. 30, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
The future of abortion access in Arizona is once again being considered in a courtroom. Arizona’s law banning almost all abortions is currently blocked. But judges with the Arizona Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday over whether it should go back into effect.
Nov. 29, 2022
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
An Arizona-based law firm has sued the Food and Drug Administration, claiming it has chosen politics over science when approving abortion-inducing drugs. The group claims the FDA granted approval for the medications for political instead of scientific reasons.
Nov. 28, 2022
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
On the campaign trail, Katie Hobbs promised she would work to repeal the Arizona's near-total abortion ban. But the governor-elect may face challenges.
More Arizona politics news
Nov. 22, 2022
Border wall water bottle
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long been a place where women seeking abortions have gone to find care, despite laws or borders.
Nov. 16, 2022
Planned parenthood
The future of abortion access in Arizona is still uncertain, but abortion rights advocates are celebrating Katie Hobbs’ election to the governor’s office as a victory for their cause.
Nov. 15, 2022
Mark Brnovich
In a 70-page filing, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is arguing that there is no legal conflict by having two different statutes on the books that outlaw abortion procedures. He says that is because prosecutors can choose which, if any, to enforce.
Nov. 14, 2022
On a sunny Tuesday morning, voters streamed in and out of the Beatitudes Church where they cast their ballot. Voters from all walks of life came out on Election Day to make their voices heard for many reasons.
Nov. 9, 2022
abortion clinic
It’s been nearly a month since an Arizona court temporarily blocked enforcement of the state’s near-total abortion ban. But patients seeking abortions are still facing hurdles while some providers struggle to get back up and running.
Nov. 3, 2022
Planned Parenthood open
Planned Parenthood Arizona is resuming abortion services at its Glendale, Tempe and Flagstaff locations. But the future of abortion access in Arizona remains unclear.
Oct. 27, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Women in Arizona who are less than 15 weeks pregnant and are seeking an abortion will be able to do so, at least until the end of the year.
Oct. 26, 2022
Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake
With mail-in voting for the general election underway, Arizona’s gubernatorial candidates appeared separately on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Oct. 16, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge will hear arguments next month in a case brought by some Arizona physicians; they’re arguing Arizona’s pre-statehood law generally banning abortions does not apply to them.
Oct. 12, 2022
Phoenix City Council chambers
The Phoenix City Council has approved a resolution making enforcement of state abortion laws the lowest priority for police.
Oct. 11, 2022
Cathi Herrod
Some abortions in Arizona resumed this week after an appeals court temporarily blocked enforcement of the state’s near-total ban. But some still hope to see the state outlaw abortion.
Oct. 11, 2022
Pregnant woman
Last week, the Arizona Court of Appeals temporarily blocked enforcement of a near-total ban on abortion. Despite this latest ruling, access to abortion care is still uncertain. What does this loss of bodily autonomy mean for women and feminine-presenting people?
Oct. 11, 2022
Pills in prescription medication bottle
A Tucson girl was briefly denied her arthritis medication late last month, just as a near-total ban on abortions was ruled enforceable. The medication, called methotrexate, can be used in higher doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion.
Oct. 11, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
The Phoenix City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would direct local law enforcement to deprioritize abortion-ban enforcement. If passed, Phoenix would be the second Arizona city to adopt such a resolution.
Phoenix abortion provider 'thrilled' at latest ruling
Oct. 10, 2022
Kris Mayes and Abraham Hamadeh
Arizonans will soon have a new attorney general for the first time in eight years. The candidate voters choose in November will face issues related to consumer rights, border security, and abortion.
KJZZ’s Arizona Voter Guide
Oct. 10, 2022
Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake
The two candidates for Arizona’s governor have been campaigning nonstop for several weeks. On Sunday, they made separate appearances on CBS’s “Face the Nation” where they discussed top voter issues such as abortion rights.
Oct. 9, 2022

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