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With the reinstatement of a territorial-era ban that dates back to the 1860s, Arizona women are no longer able to seek abortion care in most cases. But even if this latest legal decision is put on hold or the state’s constitution is eventually amended to reflect what most Arizonans say they want, which is some access to abortion care, women will still need or want abortions — even into their second or third trimester.
Sep. 28, 2022
Laura Conover
The recent ruling by a Pima County judge banning most abortions has drawn criticism from across Arizona, including from the county's own attorney.
Sep. 28, 2022
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When it comes to abortion in Arizona, women are now subject to a ban that was originally crafted in 1864. The only exception is to save the life of the mother. So what could this ruling mean for women who need abortion care?
Sep. 28, 2022
Rachel Mitchell
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office says Arizona’s abortion laws are still unclear, even though a Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that the state’s near-total abortion ban can go back into effect.
Sep. 27, 2022
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A Pima County judge said Sept. 23 that Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions. And Arizona is not the only state in the country to enact an abortion ban, or near-total ban since the fall of Roe v. Wade.
Sep. 27, 2022
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A Pima County superior court judge on Friday said Arizona can go back to enforcing a near-total ban on abortions. Now, Planned Parenthood is asking courts to temporarily suspend that ruling.
Sep. 26, 2022
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Abortion, for the most part, is now illegal in Arizona. The only exception, according to the territorial law that was implemented in 1864 and codified in 1901, is for the life of the mother. But that language is vague.
Sep. 26, 2022
Kris Mays and Katie Hobbs
A Pima county judge upended Arizona’s abortion landscape on Friday, allowing a near-total ban from territorial days to go into effect. And with an election on the horizon, the political implications could be vast.
Sep. 25, 2022
At the State Capitol, a sign reads: Bans off our bodies. "Our" is underlined.
Arizona can enforce a near-total ban on abortions that has been blocked for nearly 50 years, a judge ruled Friday, meaning clinics across the state will have to stop providing the procedures to avoid the filing of criminal charges against doctors and other medical workers.
Sep. 23, 2022
At the State Capitol, a sign reads: Bans off our bodies. "Our" is underlined.
Under what circumstances, if any, can abortions be performed in Arizona now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade? A superior court judge in Pima County next week is expected to give her opinion in a case that will answer that question.
More Arizona abortion news
Sep. 15, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Planned Parenthood Arizona become one of few abortion providers in Arizona offering abortion care Aug. 29 as it resumed services at its Tucson facility. But how common are abortions in Arizona? Who’s getting them?
More Arizona abortion news
Aug. 30, 2022
The Guttmacher Institute conducted interviews with publicly funded, family-planning health care providers. Their study found that restrictive state and federal policies had a negative impact on a person’s ability to access birth control.
Aug. 29, 2022
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Planned Parenthood Arizona has resumed abortion care services at its Tucson facility. It's the first time services are being offered by the organization since being paused statewide shortly after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Aug. 29, 2022
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The future of Arizona’s abortion ban is now in the hands of a Pima County Superior Court judge.
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Aug. 19, 2022
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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra is promising that the federal government will do what it can to protect abortion rights in states like Arizona, where access to the procedure has become more limited since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
Aug. 18, 2022
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With the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, red and blue states have been scrambling to determine how they will define reproductive rights going forward. To learn how that could affect how Arizona approaches the issue at the ballot box, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson, co-founder of Lumen Strategies.
Aug. 4, 2022
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Though there is an injunction in Pima County that blocks a pre-statehood law that bans almost all abortions from taking effect, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to make the law enforceable across the state.
Jul. 26, 2022
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Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a response to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request that a court lift an injunction blocking the enforcement of a near total 1901 abortion ban.
Jul. 20, 2022
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to 1901 will be enforced. There’s only one exception to the ban, and it’s only to save the life of the mother. What does that mean in 2022?
Jul. 20, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
An Arizona woman's ex-husband is suing a clinic over an abortion she had four years ago. What this case could mean for providers and patients going forward.
Jul. 19, 2022

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