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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
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
Some abortions will resume in Arizona two weeks after a near-total ban on the procedure went back into effect. The Arizona Court of Appeals has issued a stay on a lower court judge’s ruling, temporarily blocking enforcement of the ban.
More Arizona abortion news
Oct. 7, 2022
empty seats in large room
On Tuesday, Phoenix leaders will be asked to publicly condemn the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, along with state bans on abortion.
Oct. 7, 2022
a voting sign in Maricopa County
About 80% of Latino voters in Arizona say they believe abortion should remain legal, no matter their personal views, according to a recent survey from Unidos US and Mi Familia Vota.
Oct. 6, 2022
doctor
An judge’s ruling last month effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona. Now, some Arizona providers are now looking for ways to get their patients services in other states.
Oct. 5, 2022
Methotrexate is a cheap, effective drug used to treat rheumatic conditions. It's also used in high doses to treat ectopic pregnancies by inducing an abortion. Last month, Dr. Deborah Power's 14-year-old arthritis patient was refused the medicine at a pharmacy in Tucson.
Oct. 5, 2022
The State Capitol building is visible behind a crowd of marching protesters.
Another lawsuit is attempting to restore abortion access in Arizona. A Phoenix doctor, the Arizona Medical Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Center for Reproductive Rights are suing the state over a near-total ban on abortions that was recently reinstated.
Oct. 4, 2022
Two young people stand looking at each other, one holds a sign made out of cardboard with permanent marker spelling out: This body is NOT a political battleground.
Prosecutors in Arizona say they’re confused how to follow the law when it comes to abortion — especially after a Pima County Superior Court ruled that a pre-statehood abortion ban was enforceable.
Oct. 4, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
Most abortions are still outlawed in Arizona. A Superior Court judge on Friday denied Planned Parenthood’s request to temporarily suspend the ruling that put Arizona’s near-total abortion ban back into effect.
Sep. 30, 2022
Julie Erfle Christine Jones
This week saw groups fail to garner enough signatures to prevent the ESA program from going into law.
Sep. 30, 2022
Arizona abortion poll Sept. 2022
Voter sentiments do not align with the recent court ruling that effectively outlawed most abortions in Arizona, according to public opinion polling data collected this month.
Sep. 29, 2022
Legal, safe and free
On Sept. 28, activists in Sonora took to the streets to recognize International Safe Abortion Day, when, for decades, people across Latin America have protested to demand abortion rights.
Sep. 29, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Abortion is a highly emotional and divisive issue. For some, it’s very black and white — no exceptions, no matter what. For others, it’s much more complicated and convoluted.
Sep. 29, 2022

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