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Arizona Capitol building
Gov. Doug Ducey and fellow Republicans at the state Capitol are divided over the impact of a bill he's signed on abortion. And talks on the state budget continue.
Apr. 25, 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey is insisting that all abortions will not become illegal in Arizona even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the historic Roe v. Wade decision.
Apr. 25, 2022
Doug Ducey
Jake Martin, president of Survivor Shield, responds to new abortion bans that do not provide exceptions for rape or incest. Survivor Shield is a nonprofit dedicated to destigmatizing victims of sexual assault. Martin says such bans are beyond detrimental to survivors of sexual assault.
Apr. 14, 2022
Voters line up at a polling station
Gov. Doug Ducey has attracted controversy over signing several bills related to changes in voting, abortion and LGBTQ rights. Since 2022 is a non-presidential election year, it’s expected to be a successful one for Republicans. But could Ducey’s signings rev up both Democratic and Republican voters this fall?
Apr. 8, 2022
Abortion rights demonstration at U.S. Supreme Court 2016
Arizona is set to become one of the most restrictive states in the country for abortion access. Gov. Ducey signed a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks gestation. And many expect the state could set even further limits on abortion in the year ahead.
Apr. 4, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey this week signed a bill to outlaw abortions in the state after 15 weeks gestation, except in some medical emergencies. But the law hinges on a pending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar. 31, 2022
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda.
Critics warn new law threatens thousands of voter registrations
Mar. 30, 2022
Ultrasound image of fetus
The Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after 15 weeks. There are very few exceptions, even in the case of rape or incest. However, there is a narrow exception for medical emergencies. What’s next if Gov. Ducey signs the measure into law?
Mar. 29, 2022
Supreme court abortion protest Washington D.C.
Advocates on all sides of the abortion debate are watching closely to see what individual states have done, or will do, when it comes to placing limits on when in a pregnancy the process will remain legal.
Mar. 16, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
Another Mexican state moved to decriminalize abortion this week. But in neighboring Sonora, laws penalizing the procedure remain on the books.
Mar. 10, 2022
Arizona Capitol building
A bill banning the manufacturing or prescribing of medication that would cause an abortion has been struck down in the state’s House of Representatives.
Feb. 25, 2022
Nancy Barto
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to outlaw abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, moving to put a new ban in place ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision that could bring seismic changes to abortion availability in the United States.
Feb. 16, 2022
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will allow federally funded family planning clinics to make abortion referrals for now. Arizona joined 11 other states suing to reinstate rules that were put in place under former President Donald Trump.
Feb. 9, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona Republicans are moving swiftly to outlaw abortion after 15 weeks ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision that could bring seismic changes to abortion availability in the United States.
Feb. 4, 2022
Phoenix Rally for Roe 2022
Saturday was the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, but abortion rights activists are concerned that it may be the last. Radical Women Arizona hosted their “Rally for Roe” in downtown Phoenix.
Jan. 23, 2022
kaiponanea matsumura
Last year, anti-abortion activists had a big win in the Arizona legislature with a law targeted at women pregnant with babies with genetic differences. That law is now tied up in court, but one thing is certain — Arizona's legislature will see more bills aimed at restricting abortion this session.
Jan. 17, 2022
Jennifer Longdon
Rep. Jennifer Longdon joined multiple disability rights organizations and advocates urging a federal panel to uphold a decision blocking Arizona from enforcing a ban on abortions for genetic abnormalities.
Dec. 28, 2021
Mark Brnovich
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is making an emergency ditch plea to a U.S. Supreme Court justice to let Arizona immediately start enforcing its law making felons out of doctors who perform abortions in cases of fetal genetic defects.
Dec. 16, 2021
Gov. Doug Ducey and Cathi Herrod
The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion was a "mistake" that the justices need to correct, Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday.
Dec. 2, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court building
The United States Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a divisive Texas abortion case Nov. 1 that could have future implications in other states hoping to pass sweeping laws that restrict abortion — including Arizona.
Nov. 1, 2021

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