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Arizona for Abortion Access sues Legislative Council over abortion ballot description

The Legislative Council used the term "unborn human being" in its description of the abortion initiative.
July 10, 2024

Arizonans rally for reproductive rights: Record-breaking signatures to secure abortion access on ballot

Arizona for Abortion Access gathers over 823,000 signatures, doubling the required number, to place the right to abortion on the November ballot.
July 3, 2024

AZ doctors can perform later-term abortions in emergencies, AG says

Mayes clarified the exceptions to Arizona law in an opinion released Thursday.
June 27, 2024

Abortion rights will play a big role this election, VP Harris says at Phoenix event

Harris told a crowd of hundreds Monday that access to IVF and contraception, and possibly same-sex marriage, are now at risk because of former President Donald Trump
June 24, 2024

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services visits Arizona to talk abortion access

Secretary Xavier Becerra stopped in Tucson and Phoenix for his Reproductive Healthcare for All tour.
June 21, 2024

With 1864 abortion ban repealed, Arizona doctors don’t need emergency licenses in California and none have signed up

Arizona abortion providers and abortion rights advocates voiced appreciation for the neighborly gesture.
June 20, 2024

House Minority Whip backs Engel, slams Ciscomani on women's health record

United States House Minority Whip Katherine Clark and democratic congressional hopeful Kirsten Engel tour Planned Parenthood to discuss abortion access.
May 29, 2024

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

California's law is meant to circumvent an Arizona law that bans nearly all abortions in that state.
May 23, 2024

AZ Supreme Court puts 1864 abortion ban enforcement on hold

The court is wating another 90 days before the near-total abortion ban goes into effect.
May 13, 2024

Congressman Ciscomani on the border, 1864 abortion ban, effort to oust House speaker

Congressman Juan Ciscomani spoke with AZPM senior reporter Danyelle Khmara on some of the most salient topics of the day
May 6, 2024

Arizona's near-total ban from 1864 is officially repealed

Governor Katie Hobbs signed the repeal Thursday afternoon.
May 2, 2024

AZ Senate repeals near-total abortion ban, headed to Governor's office

The repeal passed on a slim 16 to 14 vote after two Republicans crossed party lines.
May 1, 2024

Changing their tune: Turmoil within Republicans over abortion and its election impact

Arizona's senate requires some bipartisan support to repeal the 1864 near-total ban. But, some Republicans are fighting to keep the ban, while others are wavering.
April 30, 2024

Hobbs and Mayes launches reproductive rights website

The website works to clarify and connect Arizonans to abortion access both in and out of state.
April 26, 2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to let Arizona doctors provide abortions in California

It would apply only to doctors licensed in good standing in Arizona and their patients, and last only through the end of November.
April 24, 2024

AZ House approves repeal of near-total abortion ban

The bill now heads to the Senate.
April 24, 2024

Republican says abortion ban repeal will advance in the state House by midweek

The 29 Democrats in the House of Representatives have twice tried to alter House rules to vote to repeal the ban.
April 22, 2024

AZ abortion ban is not in effect yet, attorney general tells hospitals

She said she would notify medical providers if the enforcement date changes.
April 19, 2024

Arizona House again refuses to repeal 1864 abortion law but Senate agrees

House Speaker Ben Toma kept the bill from being brought up.
April 17, 2024

Senate hopeful Kari Lake fears AZ abortion ban will motivate voters in November

Senate candidate Kari Lake continued to oppose the revival of Arizona’s 1864 near-total ban on abortion, during a campaign rally at the University of Arizona on Thursday night.
April 12, 2024

Days after abortion ruling: Vice President Harris visits AZ to discuss access

She says the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on abortion puts women in the state under one of the most "extreme" abortion bans in the U.S.
April 12, 2024

Hours after near-total ban upheld: Providers in AZ abortion clinic fear for patients' lives

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a Civil War-era law that bans nearly all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant person.
April 10, 2024

AZ Supreme Court lets abortion ban stand

The 4-2 decision puts an 1864 law into effect.
April 9, 2024

Mayes urges SCOTUS: protect emergency abortion care amid Idaho ban

The amicus brief comes weeks before the United States Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments for the case.
March 30, 2024
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