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Judge reinstates ban on abortions for fetal abnormalities

The ruling reverses a 2021 decision that previously blocked the law.
January 24, 2023

50 years after Roe, Arizona's abortion access remains limited

Rural Arizonans will have to travel to Phoenix, Glendale or Tucson for care.
January 23, 2023

Court: Abortion doctors can’t be charged under Arizona law

The Arizona Court of Appeals declined to repeal the 1864 law.
December 30, 2022

Court of appeals listens to arguments over abortion access in Arizona

The three-judge panel did not indicate when their decision would be released.
December 2, 2022

Director Ari Folman's "Where is Anne Frank" comes to Tucson.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson on ways that overturning Roe v. Wade endangers women's lives; Betsy Kruse Craig portrays Molly Ivins at Invisible Theater; and Colin Quinn takes a comedic look at United States history in his book “Overstated”.
November 2, 2022

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

A move that Planned Parenthood Arizona credited Thursday with allowing them to restart abortion care across the state.
October 27, 2022

Fact Check Arizona: Ep. 4 Abortion and statewide races

Abortion misconceptions and changing stances are frequent in Arizona campaigns
October 25, 2022

Phoenix City Council passes abortion resolution modeled after Tucson’s

The resolution states the support for abortion access and deprioritzes law enforcement of current abortion restrictions.
October 12, 2022

Appeals judge temporarily blocks Arizona abortion ban

Lower court allowed old ban to go back into force after U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
October 7, 2022

Arizona abortion rights backers sue to overturn old ban

The lawsuit filed by a Phoenix abortion doctor and the Arizona Medical Association repeats many of the arguments made by abortion rights groups in another filing.
October 4, 2022

100 days after Roe: Patients and providers prepare for an Arizona without abortions

Abortion providers, patients and residents share their stories of how Arizona’s recent abortion ban has affected their lives.
October 4, 2022

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

The ruling can still be appealed.
September 30, 2022

Planned Parenthood Arizona files immediate stay of anti-abortion ruling

The immediate stay would allow for services to continue until legal proceedings play out.
September 26, 2022

Protests begin after abortion ban is reinstated

Friday evening, protesters took to the Pima County Superior Court following its decision to reinstate a century old abortion ban.
September 23, 2022

Pima County judge says Arizona's old abortion ban can take effect

The decision comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
September 23, 2022

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra visits Arizona to promote abortion access

He visited Planned Parenthood in Phoenix.
August 18, 2022

The future of Arizona's abortion ban is back in a Tucson court

Hearing held Friday as AG calls for putting old ban back into force.
August 18, 2022

Abortion ruling puts new focus on Arizona's attorney general race

The race for state attorney general is one of the most crowded fields on Arizona’s primary ballots.
July 21, 2022

Abortion rights group opposes effort to restore Arizona ban

The case is being heard in Pima County court.
July 20, 2022

Arizona attorney general asks court to unblock abortion ban

Brnovich argues a total ban is what the legislature want in place.
July 13, 2022

Federal judge blocks Arizona's 'personhood' abortion law

Abortion providers were worried the law can lead to criminal charges like assault or child abuse and allege it is unconstitutionally vague.
July 12, 2022

Abortion amendment will not appear on ballot

Organizers say they will shift efforts to get measure on the ballot in 2024.
July 7, 2022

Arizona AG will ask court to lift injunction on state abortion ban

Brnovich says law banning abortion is back in effect following Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
June 29, 2022

Planned Parenthood stops abortions in Arizona after Supreme Court decision

Arizona's abortion laws could end up in a legal limbo.
June 24, 2022
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