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The Buzz: Arizona navigates legal uncertainty with two conflicting abortion bans

Arizona contends with a legal tangle over two conflicting abortion laws, leaving providers and patients in uncertainty.
December 16, 2023

Arizona abortion laws clash: High-stakes court battle set to unfold

The case, Planned Parenthood vs. Mayes/Hazelrigg, will decide Arizona's abortion landscape.
December 11, 2023

Doctors could revive bid to block Arizona ban on abortions performed due to genetic abnormality

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to a lower court to consider the doctors’ request for a court order blocking the law.
October 30, 2023

Favianna Rodriguez on using creativity for social change.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Kerri Maher on her latest novel "All You Have to Do Is Call"; and, a conversation with the cast of Saguaro City Music Theatre's "Little Shop of Horrors"
October 23, 2023

Attorney General Calls for Reversal of Abortion Pill Ruling

Mayes filed an amicus brief along with 22 other states.
October 13, 2023

When a reservoir is more than just stored water

Reservoirs are a common solution to the seasonal ebbs and flows of river water. But, for some communities, they are so much more.
October 11, 2023

AZ Supreme Court agrees to hear abortion challenge

The state's 15-week abortion ban will be decided by the justices.
August 23, 2023

Attorney General Releases New Guidelines on Reproductive Data Privacy

Online privacy measures are recommended to protect those seeking reproductive healthcare.
August 17, 2023

Abortion rights advocates push for 2024 ballot initiative in Arizona

If proponents collect enough signatures, Arizona will become the latest state to put the question of reproductive rights directly to voters.
August 8, 2023

Arizona governor asked to rescind executive order limiting prosecution of abortion-related cases

“The governor’s office should not interfere with the discretion of prosecutors in fulfilling their duties as elected officials,” said the attorneys’ letter sent to Hobbs late Monday.
July 4, 2023

One year after Dobbs: an abortion provider reflects on low access in the state

A medical director for a family planning clinic in Phoenix recalls the events leading to Arizona's abortion access today.
June 26, 2023

Arizona executive order safeguards abortion seekers and providers from prosecution

Only Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, a Democrat, will be able to oversee abortion-related prosecutions.
June 23, 2023

Statewide, congenital syphilis cases are on the rise.

Healthcare professions say that this disease is one hundred percent preventable.
May 2, 2023

Planned Parenthood Arizona will adapt medication abortions if access to an abortion pill is limited

The clinics will move to use an alternative single-drug protocol if access is limited, instead of a dual-drug procedure.
April 20, 2023

Anti-abortion demonstration shocks students

Counter protests condemned use of graphic images.
April 13, 2023

AG Mayes says Arizona retains access to abortion medication

The announcement comes after a federal judge placed an injunction against Mifepristone, a drug used in non-surgical abortions.
April 10, 2023

Planned Parenthood Arizona expands services to include vasectomies

The procedure will now be offered in the Southern Arizona Regional Health Center.
March 7, 2023

Obstetrician appeals decision over Arizona abortion law

The suit seeks to reverse an Arizona Court of Appeals ruling that said doctors couldn’t be charged for performing abortions in the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
March 2, 2023

House passes domestic violence bill that criminalizes abuse to pregnant people

The bill has received opposition from the Arizona Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.
March 1, 2023

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
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