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Biden/Harris supporters holding signs supporting abortion rights
Conventional wisdom says the Arizona Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will hurt Republicans in the November election. But Arizona Republic columnist Phil Boas thinks all of this might actually be useful for the GOP.
Apr. 15, 2024
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Democrats in the Arizona Senate plan to file an ethics complaint against Republican leaders who blocked their attempt to repeal the state’s near-total abortion ban.
Apr. 12, 2024
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Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs says local prosecutors are still barred from bringing charges for abortion-related crimes even though the state Supreme Court reinstated a near-total abortion ban.
Apr. 12, 2024
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Tucson on Friday to campaign for reproductive rights, following the state Supreme Court ruling allowing a near-total abortion ban to be enforced.
Apr. 12, 2024
Democrats protest abortion ruling at Arizona Capitol
Paul Bentz of HighGround and former Congressional candidate Anita Malik joined The Show to talk about the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion, the state Legislature moving to a one day a week schedule and more.
Apr. 12, 2024
Arizona for Abortion Access sign
After Arizona’s Supreme Court this week said a near-total abortion ban should take effect in the state, political groups looking to expand abortion access are reporting an increase in support.
Apr. 11, 2024
Joe Biden
Democrats are seizing on this week’s ruling outlawing nearly all abortions in Arizona to launch a major advertising effort in the crucial swing state. President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign reports it is spending seven figures to air ads on TV and digital platforms in Arizona highlighting reproductive rights.
Apr. 11, 2024
A Planned Parenthood office in Phoenix
This week's decision by the Arizona Supreme Court upholding a territorial-era near total ban on abortion has led to questions about what the legal landscape will look like in the short term.
Apr. 11, 2024
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Now, a handful of Republican state lawmakers say they want to repeal that the 1864 near-total abortion ban, just two years after they voted for legislation that explicitly supported it.
Republican leaders block, ignore efforts by Democrats to repeal abortion law
Apr. 10, 2024
Teresa Martinez Arizona House of Representatives
Republican leaders of the Arizona House and Senate blocked or outright ignored efforts by legislative Democrats on Wednesday afternoon to repeal the state's 1864 law banning abortions except to save the life of the mother.
More Arizona politics news
Apr. 10, 2024
Abortion-rights advocates gather at the Arizona Capito
Legal expert Barbara Atwood spoke with The Show to break down some of the legal reasoning and questions after the Arizona Supreme Court ruled a near-total abortion ban from 1864 can go into effect.
Apr. 10, 2024
Former President Donald Trump
When former president Republican Donald Trump was asked if he believes Arizona’s abortion ban goes too far, he said it does, but said he thought it would be straightened out.
Apr. 10, 2024
Woman speaks at podium with group holding abortion rights signs
Arizonans will soon be subject to the most extreme abortion ban in the country. Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes says she will not prosecute any doctor or woman under the Civil War-era law.
Apr. 10, 2024
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Republican Kari Lake on Tuesday denounced an Arizona Supreme Court ruling reviving a near-total ban on abortion in the state — a law she previously praised as a gubernatorial candidate less than two years ago.
More Arizona politics news
Apr. 9, 2024
Doug Ducey
After the Arizona Supreme Court reinstated an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions in Arizona, Democrats — and some Republicans — are calling on the state Legislature to repeal the territorial-era ban.
Apr. 9, 2024
Abortion-rights advocates gather at the Arizona Capito
Abortions will soon be outlawed in Arizona except in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at risk. The state Supreme Court has ruled Arizona should follow a restrictive abortion law dating back to the 1860s.
Dems and some GOP call for repeal of near-total abortion ban
Apr. 9, 2024
Douglas Emhoff
The Second Gentleman of the United States told campaign volunteers in Phoenix that he thinks President Joe Biden will again carry Arizona in the 2024 Presidential election.
Apr. 8, 2024
Two men in suits stand in front of people holding anti-abortion signs
Abortion is currently allowed up to 15 weeks of gestation in the state, based on a law passed in 2022. The justices are considering whether the state should continue following the 15-week law, or if it should enforce a near-total abortion ban dating to the 1860s.
Apr. 8, 2024
I signed the petition for Arizona abortion access buttons
Abortion rights advocates are one step closer to getting an initiative on the Arizona ballot, and GOP leaders are pushing for stricter immigration measures. Stacy Pearson of Lumen Strategies and Matt Benson with the firm Veridus joined The Show to talk about the week’s headlines.
Apr. 5, 2024
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling attention to Democrats’ efforts to expand abortion rights in Arizona. Whitmer spoke at a campaign event for President Joe Biden on Wednesday at a downtown Phoenix coffee shop.
Apr. 3, 2024

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