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A group of Republican Arizona legislators is speaking out against a proposed ballot measure to expand abortion access in the state.
Mar. 1, 2024
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona's Supreme Court has still not announced whether Arizona doctors will be able to continue providing abortions up to 15 weeks, or if the state should enforce a law that would ban abortion almost entirely. But some Arizona abortion providers say they've seen an increase in support for their services amid the legal uncertainty.
Feb. 29, 2024
abortion clinic
Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion hasn’t been a winning issue for Republicans. And a recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling has further complicated the campaign trail for candidates like GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Kari Lake.
Feb. 27, 2024
People arrive during the opening night of the Sphere
Days before last year's Super Bowl in Glendale, Maison Des Champs, who bills himself as the "Official Pro-Life Spider-Man" on his social media accounts, was detained after scaling Phoenix's tallest building to promote his anti-abortion cause.
Feb. 7, 2024
Planned parenthood
Planned Parenthood Arizona has announced a change in leadership. The organization’s new CEO will take the helm amid ongoing legal and political fights over the state’s abortion laws.
Feb. 6, 2024
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs joined 21 other governors to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling limiting access to a widely used abortion drug.
Jan. 31, 2024
Arizona Capitol
The bills are likely dead-on-arrival in the Republican-controlled Legislature. But Democrats are backing bills to protect access to contraceptives, roll back requirements for the state to collect data about abortions, and officially repeal a law dating to 1864 that bans almost all abortions in the state.
Jan. 24, 2024
Protesters hold signs
The Biden-Harris 2024 campaign promoted several Roe v. Wade anniversary events in battleground states, including Arizona, where they’re hoping the issue of abortion rights will bring voters to the polls in November.
Jan. 22, 2024
Protesters hold signs
Organizers of the Bigger Than Roe National Women’s March said Arizona is the next battleground in that state-level fight, designating Phoenix as the national march out of more than 100 events.
Jan. 22, 2024
I signed the petition for Arizona abortion access buttons
Today represents 51 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, but that was overturned in June 2022. Abortion rights supporters hope a ballot initiative will expand access after Arizona banned most abortions after 15 weeks.
More Arizona abortion news
Jan. 20, 2024
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
Dozens of U.S. cities will hold Women’s March events on Saturday to mark the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But the Phoenix event will be the official national march.
Jan. 17, 2024
OB/Gyn chair
A measure to expand abortion rights in Arizona has not even qualified for ballots yet. But a new campaign is already trying to block it.
Jan. 10, 2024
abortion clinic
The number of abortions performed in Arizona dropped to the lowest level in more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2022 overturned Roe v. Wade, according to recently released data from the state.
Dec. 29, 2023
The issue of abortion is mobilizing voters across the country, and Democrats have largely been the ones to benefit. They have been pushing to codify abortion access into state laws after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Now political strategists from both parties are zeroing in on the state of Arizona.
Dec. 29, 2023
Arizona state Rep. Athena Salman
Tempe lawmaker Athena Salman announced Wednesday that she is resigning from the state House of Representatives at the end of the month to run the Arizona arm of a national abortion-rights nonprofit.
Dec. 20, 2023
Jacob Warner supreme court
Paul Bentz of HighGround and Dawn Penich-Thacker of Agave Strategy joined The Show to talk about the Arizona Supreme Court hearing on abortion laws in the state and more news of the week.
Dec. 14, 2023
Rachel Mitchell
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell, a Republican, says Arizona's governor has no authority to consolidate prosecutorial power on abortion cases to the Arizona attorney general.
More coverage of abortion in Arizona
Dec. 14, 2023
Two men in suits speak at podium
The future of abortion access in Arizona is now in the hands of the state’s Supreme Court. Justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that will determine if abortions will be allowed up to 15 weeks in Arizona, or banned almost entirely.
Dec. 12, 2023
Arizona Supreme Court building
The state Supreme Court will decide whether nearly all abortions are illegal in Arizona with only six justices. And that leads to the possibility of a 3-to-3 tie.
Dec. 8, 2023
The Arizona State Courts Building in downtown Phoenix
Arizona currently allows abortions up to 15 weeks gestation. But in a case that starts Tuesday, the state’s Supreme Court will consider whether Arizona should return to a Civil War-era law that bans abortions in almost all circumstances.
A timeline of abortion rights in Arizona, 1864 to today
Dec. 8, 2023

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