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Abortion-rights activists march around the Arizona Capitol grounds
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is having ripple effects across the country, including here in Arizona. As we await what will likely be a decision from the state Supreme Court on that, abortion providers in Arizona are stopping abortion services.
Jun. 27, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade on June 24, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here's what is important to know about abortion in Arizona right now based on interviews with health and policy experts.
Jun. 24, 2022
President Joe Biden speaks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Jun. 24, 2022
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The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here is how Arizona leaders are reacting to decision.
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
Jun. 24, 2022
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Women with an intellectual or developmental disability are 12 times as likely to experience sexual assault compared to those without a disability, according to the Department of Justice. Yet, when we talk about restricting abortion or completely banning the procedure, this population is often excluded from the conversation — and that has some disability advocates worried.
More Arizona abortion coverage
Jun. 20, 2022
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Abortion in Arizona could soon be highly restricted or banned completely, which means providers are taking things one day at a time.
Jun. 16, 2022
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A ninth state in Mexico has legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Jun. 3, 2022
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Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener wanted to know: If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and abortion becomes illegal in most cases, could Safe Havens see an uptick in relinquishments?
More Q&AZ questions answered
Jun. 2, 2022
Since the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade surfaced, the debate over abortion rights in the country has been raging with no end in sight. And for many, it is an inherently religious issue.
May. 31, 2022
Abortion rights demonstration at U.S. Supreme Court 2016
The vast majority of Arizona voters want abortion to remain legal, at least in some circumstances, according to a new poll from the firm OH Predictive Insights.
May. 26, 2022
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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed the nation’s toughest abortion ban. Stitt had recently given a warning of sorts to Oklahoma Native American tribes to not attempt to undermine an abortion ban.
May. 26, 2022
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It’s called “fem-tech.” Applications like those used to track periods and fertility are a billion-dollar industry. But if Roe v. Wade is overturned in the coming months, could the digital trail left behind by users become evidence in court?
May. 23, 2022
My body, my choice
Another state in Mexico decriminalized abortion this week. It’s the eighth of Mexico’s 32 states to legalize the procedure. It marks a major step forward, but advocates say there’s still a long way to go to guarantee access to pregnant people across the country.
May. 18, 2022
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The recent leak from the U.S. Supreme Court about the likelihood of Roe v. Wade being overturned has led to individuals and groups being forced to consider what happens to state laws related to abortion — and where the procedure will remain legal.
May. 18, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Arizona voters may get a chance to keep abortion legal even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
May. 18, 2022
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As the topic of abortion rights continue to make headlines, health care experts in Arizona are looking at data to see what kind of impact the lifting of Roe v. Wade could really have.
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May. 12, 2022
Debbie Lesko
As Senate Democrats in Washington, D.C., vow to hold a doomed vote to enshrine abortion rights into law, Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko says a nationwide ban abortions is unlikely — at least for now.
More Arizona politics news
May. 9, 2022
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An Arizona law passed last year could impact the ability of women to access one form of early stage abortion. The law makes it illegal to deliver any abortion-inducing drugs to residents by courier, delivery or mail services.
May. 9, 2022
Supreme Court
This week, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion signaled the end of Roe v. Wade, which would mean major changes for abortion access in Arizona and around the country.
May. 6, 2022
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his self-proclaimed "pro-life'' position covers only abortions and not executions — even those carried out in the name of the state. Ducey said he believes in the death penalty in "certain rare situations.''
May. 5, 2022

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