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Mark Lee Dickson in Prescott Valley, Arizona
A Texas pastor who has successfully lobbied towns and cities to ban abortions has brought his movement to Arizona. Mark Lee Dickson calls his advocacy group Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn.
Jun. 20, 2023
Kris Mayes
Arizona attorney general Kris Mayes is joining attorneys general from several other states to call for courts to uphold Americans' right to an abortion during a medical emergency.
May. 9, 2023
8M 2023
As Hermosillo’s feminist collectives grow, so do certain tensions — including the question of who should be included. Some activists are pushing Sonora’s feminist movements to embrace transgender women and men and nonbinary people within their ranks.
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May. 4, 2023
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
Arizona Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes has joined a multistate coalition of attorneys general. They’re trying to protect access to the abortion drug, mifepristone.
May. 2, 2023
hospital hallway
Utah’s governor last month signed into law a measure that’ll require abortions to be performed in hospitals. Under the new law, the state will stop issuing new licenses to abortion clinics next week; the licenses will be outlawed altogether by next year.
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Apr. 26, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court building
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped in to protect access to the widely-used abortion pill mifepristone late last week after a federal judge in Texas made the unprecedented decision to impose a nationwide ban on the drug.
Apr. 25, 2023
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
Planned Parenthood Arizona stressed that regardless of what happens next at the Supreme Court, medication abortion is still legal in Arizona because of a separate ruling from Washington state that safeguards access in some states.
Apr. 20, 2023
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
Several Arizona lawmakers have joined an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court this month in support of mifepristone. The widely-used abortion bill could get stripped of its FDA approval under a ruling from a federal court in Texas this month.
Apr. 18, 2023
Abortion rights demonstration at U.S. Supreme Court 2016
Planned Parenthood of Arizona is giving measured praise to the U.S. Supreme Court for issuing a temporary stay on a Texas judge’s ruling to ban an FDA-approved abortion drug.
Apr. 16, 2023
Kris Mayes
Arizona has joined a number of other states challenging a ruling from a federal judge in Texas late last week that suspended the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone. The Show spoke about the current legal landscape surrounding mifepristone with Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes.
Apr. 12, 2023
Planned Parenthood open
Both drug and surgical abortions before 15 weeks of pregnancy are still legal in Arizona, despite a Texas judge’s ruling to overturn the FDA’s approval of the pill mifepristone. Planned Parenthood Arizona’s President and CEO Brittany Fonteno called the decision outrageous government overreach.
Apr. 11, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
On Friday, a Texas judge ruled to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone — a drug that has been widely used over the last 20 years to induce an abortion within 10 weeks of pregnancy. Legal and public health experts say it's the first ruling of its kind and is likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, but it could have broader impacts for other medications.
Apr. 10, 2023
Planned Parenthood of Arizona recently announced it is now offering vasectomies again, a response to increased demand in the months since the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade and undid the constitutionally-protected right to abortion.
Mar. 22, 2023
pregnant woman
Arizona House Republicans have approved expanding when child support has to be paid — but some Democrats say this bill is really designed to outlaw abortion.
Mar. 14, 2023
Ultrasound image of fetus
There are a couple of GOP-sponsored bills making their way through the Arizona Legislature that, on their face, aim to protect mothers and children. But Democrats say they are surreptitious ways to add fetal personhood into Arizona law.
Mar. 9, 2023
Camelback Family Planning
Collecting accurate data about abortions in the United States has always been hard. Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, it’s even harder. Jasmine Mithani says that's a problem.
Mar. 7, 2023
A Planned Parenthood office in Phoenix
Planned Parenthood of Arizona is offering vasectomy services for the first time in several years. It’s a move the organization says comes amid increased demand for the procedure since last June, when the Supreme Court reversed the Roe v. Wade decision and undid the constitutionally-protected right to abortion.
Mar. 6, 2023
Arizona Supreme Court building
The state Supreme Court is being asked to reverse a lower court’s decision and enforce the pre-statehood law that made nearly all abortions illegal.
Mar. 3, 2023
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
A federal judge in Texas is expected to rule shortly in a lawsuit that aims to block access to one of the two drugs typically used in medication abortions. At the same time, Arizona has joined a multi-state lawsuit that argues the drug should be more available nationwide.
Feb. 28, 2023
Mifeprex mifepristone abortion pill package
Attorney General Kris Mayes is joining 11 other states — Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Delaware, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado, Vermont, New Mexico, Michigan and Rhode Island — in suing the FDA over its restrictions of the drug mifepristone, which is used in an abortion regimen.
Feb. 24, 2023

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