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As the topic of abortion rights continue to make headlines, health care experts in Arizona are looking at data to see what kind of impact the lifting of Roe v. Wade could really have.
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May. 12, 2022
Debbie Lesko
As Senate Democrats in Washington, D.C., vow to hold a doomed vote to enshrine abortion rights into law, Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko says a nationwide ban abortions is unlikely — at least for now.
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May. 9, 2022
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An Arizona law passed last year could impact the ability of women to access one form of early stage abortion. The law makes it illegal to deliver any abortion-inducing drugs to residents by courier, delivery or mail services.
May. 9, 2022
Supreme Court
This week, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion signaled the end of Roe v. Wade, which would mean major changes for abortion access in Arizona and around the country.
May. 6, 2022
Doug Ducey
Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his self-proclaimed "pro-life'' position covers only abortions and not executions — even those carried out in the name of the state. Ducey said he believes in the death penalty in "certain rare situations.''
May. 5, 2022
Arizona Capitol building
Gov. Doug Ducey and fellow Republicans at the state Capitol are divided over the impact of a bill he's signed on abortion. And talks on the state budget continue.
Apr. 25, 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey is insisting that all abortions will not become illegal in Arizona even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the historic Roe v. Wade decision.
Apr. 25, 2022
Doug Ducey
Jake Martin, president of Survivor Shield, responds to new abortion bans that do not provide exceptions for rape or incest. Survivor Shield is a nonprofit dedicated to destigmatizing victims of sexual assault. Martin says such bans are beyond detrimental to survivors of sexual assault.
Apr. 14, 2022
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Gov. Doug Ducey has attracted controversy over signing several bills related to changes in voting, abortion and LGBTQ rights. Since 2022 is a non-presidential election year, it’s expected to be a successful one for Republicans. But could Ducey’s signings rev up both Democratic and Republican voters this fall?
Apr. 8, 2022
Abortion rights demonstration at U.S. Supreme Court 2016
Arizona is set to become one of the most restrictive states in the country for abortion access. Gov. Ducey signed a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks gestation. And many expect the state could set even further limits on abortion in the year ahead.
Apr. 4, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey this week signed a bill to outlaw abortions in the state after 15 weeks gestation, except in some medical emergencies. But the law hinges on a pending decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mar. 31, 2022
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey
Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda.
Critics warn new law threatens thousands of voter registrations
Mar. 30, 2022
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The Arizona Legislature passed a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after 15 weeks. There are very few exceptions, even in the case of rape or incest. However, there is a narrow exception for medical emergencies. What’s next if Gov. Ducey signs the measure into law?
Mar. 29, 2022
Supreme court abortion protest Washington D.C.
Advocates on all sides of the abortion debate are watching closely to see what individual states have done, or will do, when it comes to placing limits on when in a pregnancy the process will remain legal.
Mar. 16, 2022
Legal abortion now sign
Another Mexican state moved to decriminalize abortion this week. But in neighboring Sonora, laws penalizing the procedure remain on the books.
Mar. 10, 2022
Arizona Capitol building
A bill banning the manufacturing or prescribing of medication that would cause an abortion has been struck down in the state’s House of Representatives.
Feb. 25, 2022
Nancy Barto
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to outlaw abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, moving to put a new ban in place ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision that could bring seismic changes to abortion availability in the United States.
Feb. 16, 2022
Stethoscope in a doctor's office.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will allow federally funded family planning clinics to make abortion referrals for now. Arizona joined 11 other states suing to reinstate rules that were put in place under former President Donald Trump.
Feb. 9, 2022
Camelback Family Planning
Arizona Republicans are moving swiftly to outlaw abortion after 15 weeks ahead of a highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision that could bring seismic changes to abortion availability in the United States.
Feb. 4, 2022
Phoenix Rally for Roe 2022
Saturday was the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, but abortion rights activists are concerned that it may be the last. Radical Women Arizona hosted their “Rally for Roe” in downtown Phoenix.
Jan. 23, 2022

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