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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
pregnant woman
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
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
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
Planned parenthood
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.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
Aug. 19, 2022
xavier becerra
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
Planned Parenthood building
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
Planned Parenthood building
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
pregnant person seated, look at an ultrasound with a doctor
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
a pregnant person
The Supreme Court's upending of Roe v. Wade has many concerned not just about future abortion care, but miscarriage care, as well.
Jul. 18, 2022
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
An Arizona civil lawsuit that was filed in 2020 is one of many cases that has shifted after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In the case, an ex-husband filed for a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased fetus.
Jul. 16, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Attorney General Mark Brnovich took aggressive action on Wednesday afternoon, filing a motion to remove a decades-old injunction which currently prevents prosecutors from filing criminal charges against doctors who perform abortions.
Jul. 14, 2022
A house for sale in north Glendale
The Supreme Court decision related to abortion has many Americans considering moving to a different state or deciding to go to college in a place more likely to offer reproductive freedom.
Jul. 12, 2022
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A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.
Jul. 11, 2022

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