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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
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
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
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
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
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is requesting to enforce a restrictive abortion law that was blocked by a federal judge. The law in question would charge doctors as criminals for performing abortion surgeries due to genetic defects.
Oct. 7, 2021
As parts of the U.S. implement laws severely restricting access to abortion, in Mexico, things seem to be headed in another direction. The country’s court in September handed down a ruling that essentially decriminalizes abortion. But restrictive laws remain on the books in most of Mexico.
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Oct. 4, 2021
A judge has blocked a key portion of a new Arizona law that would have let prosecutors bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate pregnancies solely because the fetuses have a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.
Sep. 29, 2021
OH Predictive Insights sent a poll out to Arizonans about the recent abortion bill passed in Texas. Many voters were not in favor of the bill being passed in Arizona.
Sep. 27, 2021
The question of whether Arizona gets to enforce a new restriction on the right to abortion could turn on whether a federal judge considers it a ban or a restriction.
Sep. 23, 2021
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion as a crime. It's a huge move for the predominantly Catholic country that opens the door for abortion legalization across the country.
Sep. 7, 2021
Now that the Texas ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat detection has been enacted, some anti-abortion activists are seeing it as an inspirational policy.
Sep. 3, 2021
Lawmakers in a state is southeastern Mexico voted to decriminalize elective abortion this week — making it the fourth state in the country to allow the procedure.
Jul. 21, 2021
A controversial abortion bill that passed out of the state Legislature on party lines last week is now in the hands of Gov. Doug Ducey, who has never vetoed an abortion measure.
Apr. 27, 2021
The fate of a bill that would remove some Arizona voters from the Permanent Early Voting List could rest with something happening about two miles away from the state Capitol. And Gov. Doug Ducey is set to act on a bill concerning abortion this week.
Apr. 26, 2021
The Arizona Legislature will not continue attempting to enact a law that would ban virtually all abortions, at least not this year.
Apr. 7, 2021
The Republican-controlled Arizona House approved a sweeping abortion bill making it a felony for a doctor to terminate a pregnancy because the child has a survivable genetic abnormality and imposing a raft of other provisions. The Senate must agree with the House changes before it heads to GOP Gov. Doug Ducey's desk.
Apr. 2, 2021
On a party-line vote, an Arizona Senate Committee approved legislation that would ban physicians from performing abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, with some exceptions. For some pregnancies, that can be as early as six weeks and before a woman knows she is pregnant.
Apr. 1, 2021