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Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
Attorney General Kris Mayes is joining 11 other states — Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Delaware, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado, Vermont, New Mexico, Michigan and Rhode Island — in suing the FDA over its restrictions of the drug mifepristone, which is used in an abortion regimen.
Feb. 24, 2023
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Arizona lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday for a bill that would require physicians to do everything possible to save the life of a baby born alive during an abortion.
Feb. 16, 2023
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Before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last summer, we got used to thinking about religious liberty and abortion in a certain way. But now that Roe is no more, Cathleen Kaveny says the tables have turned.
Feb. 10, 2023
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A group of GOP lawmakers are asking a judge to allow them to defend an Arizona law that criminalizes physicians for performing abortions because of genetic abnormalities.
Feb. 7, 2023
Ultrasound image of fetus
Who can drive in the HOV lane might seem like an inconsequential part of this fight, but legal experts say the incident raises an array of questions about an issue that’s central to the abortion debate: fetal personhood.
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Feb. 1, 2023
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
The Food and Drug Administration is asking a judge to stop a bid by a Scottsdale-based law firm to block public access to a pregnancy terminating drug.
Jan. 30, 2023
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A federal judge has ruled an Arizona law banning doctors from performing abortions because of genetic abnormalities can take effect. The law was passed two years ago by legislators but was unable to take effect because of the federal protections provided under the Roe vs. Wade ruling.
Jan. 24, 2023
Arizona Capitol rally January 2023
A crowd of people gathered at the state Capitol on Sunday. They rallied together for various causes, including commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, and speaking out against a series of legislative bills targeting transgender individuals.
Jan. 22, 2023
A Planned Parenthood office in Phoenix
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Arizona is asking Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs to strengthen abortion access and protections in the state.
Jan. 20, 2023
Cathi Herrod (left) and Caroline Mello Roberson
Cathi Herrod has long been one of the leading voices against abortion rights in Arizona. Caroline Mello Roberson is the Southwest regional director of NARAL, which lobbies for abortion rights across the country. The Show spoke with both of them about the legal and political landscape surrounding abortion in Arizona.
Jan. 4, 2023
Arizona Capitol building
With The Show to talk about the state Court of Appeals abortion ruling and some other goings-on in state government as the calendar turns to 2023 is Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.
Jan. 3, 2023
Kris Mays and Katie Hobbs
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes says she does not plan on challenging a ruling from the state Court of Appeals that allows doctors to perform abortions through the 15th week of pregnancy.
Jan. 3, 2023
Governor Elect Katie Hobbs
Democrat Katie Hobbs has promised to push for abortion rights when she’s sworn in as Arizona's governor in January. But in a deeply divided political climate, will Hobbs be able to make good on her promises?
More Arizona politics news
Dec. 19, 2022
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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
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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

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