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Gabrielle Stanley Blair
The debate about abortion has typically centered on a woman’s right to choose whether to undergo the procedure, or whether the government has the duty to deny that right. But one writer is approaching the subject in an extremely unconventional way.
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Jul. 7, 2022
Anna Darian
Wednesday marks the deadline for abortion rights organizers to finish collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to enshrine reproductive rights into the Arizona Constitution.
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Jul. 6, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court building
The Supreme Court has left the legality of abortion up to the states. But efforts have made it so that some of the states considered to be more moderate may be more restrictive because legislatures may not actually be in line with what a majority of a state’s residents believe.
Jul. 6, 2022
jennifer holland and a cover of her book, "Tiny You"
In her book, "Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement," author and professor Jennifer Holland explores how states like Arizona and Colorado were affected by abortion and the effort by some religious activists to prevent it from being accepted in mainstream America.
Jul. 5, 2022
Rebecca Rios
After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Arizona Senate Democratic leader Rebecca Rios says Republican state lawmakers will likely push for more anti-abortion legislation in the next session.
Jul. 3, 2022
At the State Capitol, a sign reads: Bans off our bodies. "Our" is underlined.
The Supreme Court’s recent reversal of its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling has cleared the way for Arizona to ban abortion. But with the state having approved multiple abortion bans more than a century apart, confusion remains over which law will take effect.
More health and medicine news
Jul. 1, 2022
After Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said a law that bans almost all abortions in the state is enforceable, some doctors denounced his interpretation.
Jul. 1, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
The future of abortion is unclear in Arizona after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. But activists hope to get an initiative on the ballot this year to make abortion access part of state law.
Jun. 29, 2022
Rachel Mitchell is sworn in as Maricopa County attorney
While state prosecutors are still navigating the legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell believes a pre-statehood law can be enforced.
Jun. 29, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Some Arizona doctors are seeking an emergency order to block the provision of a law passed last year that they claim grants the same legal rights to a fetus as all citizens.
Jun. 28, 2022
xanthia walker
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has left a sea of questions in its wake. This week, The Show is hearing from two Phoenix women who have had abortions, beginning with Xanthia Walker.
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Jun. 28, 2022
Abortion-rights activists march around the Arizona Capitol grounds
The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is having ripple effects across the country, including here in Arizona. As we await what will likely be a decision from the state Supreme Court on that, abortion providers in Arizona are stopping abortion services.
Jun. 27, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade on June 24, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here's what is important to know about abortion in Arizona right now based on interviews with health and policy experts.
Jun. 24, 2022
President Joe Biden speaks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Jun. 24, 2022
Arizona flag
The United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, setting the stage for some states to enact restrictions on access to abortion. Here is how Arizona leaders are reacting to decision.
Supreme Court has overturned constitutional right to an abortion
Jun. 24, 2022
pregnant person seated, look at an ultrasound with a doctor
Women with an intellectual or developmental disability are 12 times as likely to experience sexual assault compared to those without a disability, according to the Department of Justice. Yet, when we talk about restricting abortion or completely banning the procedure, this population is often excluded from the conversation — and that has some disability advocates worried.
More Arizona abortion coverage
Jun. 20, 2022
OB/Gyn chair
Abortion in Arizona could soon be highly restricted or banned completely, which means providers are taking things one day at a time.
Jun. 16, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
A ninth state in Mexico has legalized abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Jun. 3, 2022
Arizona Safe Baby Haven sign
Through KJZZ's Q&AZ project, a listener wanted to know: If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and abortion becomes illegal in most cases, could Safe Havens see an uptick in relinquishments?
More Q&AZ questions answered
Jun. 2, 2022
Since the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade surfaced, the debate over abortion rights in the country has been raging with no end in sight. And for many, it is an inherently religious issue.
May. 31, 2022

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