/ Modified apr 26, 2024 5:01 p.m.

Hobbs and Mayes launches reproductive rights website

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

Reproductive Rights Website A screenshot of Arizona's new reproductive rights website.

Governor Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Kris Mayes launched a new website to clarify Arizona’s abortion landscape.

"In the wake of the Arizona Supreme Court's decision to reimpose a near-total abortion ban from 1864, it is important for us to provide accurate, up-to-date information to Arizonans," Mayes said in a press release. "We'll continue working to keep Arizonans informed as the legal landscape around reproductive care evolves in the weeks and months ahead. And rest assured, I'll do everything I can to prevent this 160-year-old law from ever taking effect."

The website launch comes weeks after the state’s high court ruled to enforce a Civil War-era near-total ban. According to the site, there are plans to update it if access changes. Right now, without any legislative change, abortions will nearly cease after June 8th. The only exception is to save the life of a pregnant person.

The website includes information about where to find a provider, and a “know the facts” portion detailing Arizona’s law regulating abortions and privacy.

"I’m proud to deliver this comprehensive website to provide timely updates, trusted resources, and a safe venue to seek reproductive health care options," Hobbs said. “Since I have taken office, I have fought for your right to make decisions about your body and your future. I refuse to accept a future in which my 22-year-old daughter has fewer rights than I did when I was her age, and I refuse to let radical extremists take control of women's bodies."

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives approved a repeal of the 1864 ban and sent it to the Senate. However, even if it is signed into law, it will not go into effect until late summer, meaning the 1864 ban will be on the books until then.

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