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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs
Supreme Court Justices Clint Bolick and Kathryn King provided two of the four majority votes allowing for enforcement of the 1864 near-total abortion ban. They’re up for retention in the general election.
May. 16, 2024
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A GOP-led panel Wednesday investigated claims that Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives engaged in disorderly conduct when they shouted at Republican colleagues for blocking efforts to repeal a near-total abortion ban in state law.
May. 15, 2024
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Shawnna Bolick’s vote to repeal the near-total ban her husband, Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick, helped reinstate underscores the increasingly chaotic philosophical and legal landscape surrounding abortion access in Arizona.
May. 15, 2024
Abortion rights signs
Arizona’s near-total abortion ban dating to 1864 can’t be enforced until September, following a state Supreme Court order Monday. The delay increases the likelihood that the controversial law may never go back into effect.
May. 13, 2024
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Timothy Berg with Arizonans for an Independent Judiciary said its members are concerned about efforts to not retain Justices Clint Bolick and Kathryn King.
May. 8, 2024
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Arizona lawmakers have repealed the state’s near-total abortion ban. But a conservative legal group is asking the state Supreme Court to allow it to take effect, at least temporarily.
May. 8, 2024
Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell intends to continue not prosecuting cases related to abortions performed in cases of rape or incest, even after 15 weeks — the cap for the law.
May. 3, 2024
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Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Kari Lake issued a challenge to her Democratic rival, Congressman Ruben Gallego: a debate over abortion.
May. 3, 2024
Man and woman talk into microphones
Doug Cole of HighGround and former state lawmaker Jen Longdon joined The Show to talk about Gov. Katie Hobbs signing the bill to repeal Arizona’s 1864 abortion law, a new border and immigration measure that could be sent to November’s ballot and more.
May. 3, 2024
Hobbs abortion ban repeal
Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has relegated a Civil War-era ban on most abortions to the past by signing a repeal bill Thursday. The repeal may not take effect until 90 days after the end of the legislative session, in June or July.
May. 2, 2024
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Attorney Jim Barton sent the House Ethics Committee a letter claiming De Los Santos and Ortiz were engaged in passionate debate, not disorderly conduct. He did not dispute that they chanted and yelled on the floor but said that alone did not justify an ethics complaint.
May. 2, 2024
Side by side photos of Donald Trump and Joe Biden
President Joe Biden's campaign team believes anger over the fall of Roe v. Wade gives them a political advantage in battleground states like Arizona.
May. 2, 2024
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Arizona's state Senate Wednesday narrowly voted to repeal a near-total abortion ban dating to 1864. But Arizonans for and against abortion rights both say their fights are not over.
May. 1, 2024
Symbol of law and justice with Arizona State Flag
A progressive group is trying to vote out two Arizona Supreme Court justices over their rulings on abortion. But Republicans at the state Capitol are trying to get rid of judicial retention elections.
More Arizona election news
May. 1, 2024
Protesters stand in front of the Arizona Capitol
The repeal bill goes soon to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs, who has promised to sign it. But lawmakers lacked the votes to make the repeal effective immediately, meaning there could be uncertainty for months about whether it can still be enforced.
More Arizona abortion news
May. 1, 2024
Luke Pierson, co-founder of End Abortion Now,
The vote to repeal a near-total abortion ban in Arizona on Wednesday was closely watched by some conservative voters who are struggling to reconcile political party loyalty with their firmly held religious beliefs.
More Arizona abortion news
May. 1, 2024
Abortion rights signs
The Arizona Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban dating to 1864. Three Republicans voted with Democrats in the state House of Representatives last week to pass their version of a bill to repeal the law.
Apr. 30, 2024
Hand signing petition to put abortion rights measure on the Arizona ballot
Arizona Republic columnist Abe Kwok recently wrote that giving voters more options on the ballot is the only way to ensure constituents are represented on the issue of abortion.
Apr. 29, 2024
The Arizona State Courts Building in downtown Phoenix
The state Supreme Court on Friday responded to the 32-page motion from Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes with a one-sentence decision to deny it.
Apr. 26, 2024
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Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives filed ethics complaints against Democrats who engaged in a protest on the House floor two weeks ago after GOP lawmakers blocked a vote to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.
Apr. 26, 2024

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