Abortion

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With the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, red and blue states have been scrambling to determine how they will define reproductive rights going forward. To learn how that could affect how Arizona approaches the issue at the ballot box, The Show spoke with Stacy Pearson, co-founder of Lumen Strategies.
Aug. 4, 2022
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Though there is an injunction in Pima County that blocks a pre-statehood law that bans almost all abortions from taking effect, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is attempting to make the law enforceable across the state.
Jul. 26, 2022
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Planned Parenthood Arizona filed a response to Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request that a court lift an injunction blocking the enforcement of a near total 1901 abortion ban.
Jul. 20, 2022
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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says an Arizona law banning abortions that dates back to 1901 will be enforced. There’s only one exception to the ban, and it’s only to save the life of the mother. What does that mean in 2022?
Jul. 20, 2022
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An Arizona woman's ex-husband is suing a clinic over an abortion she had four years ago. What this case could mean for providers and patients going forward.
Jul. 19, 2022
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The Supreme Court's upending of Roe v. Wade has many concerned not just about future abortion care, but miscarriage care, as well.
Jul. 18, 2022
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
An Arizona civil lawsuit that was filed in 2020 is one of many cases that has shifted after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In the case, an ex-husband filed for a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the estate of the deceased fetus.
Jul. 16, 2022
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Attorney General Mark Brnovich took aggressive action on Wednesday afternoon, filing a motion to remove a decades-old injunction which currently prevents prosecutors from filing criminal charges against doctors who perform abortions.
Jul. 14, 2022
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The leader of Arizona's largest abortion provider said Tuesday her organization will not resume the procedures in one county even though a federal judge has blocked a fetal "personhood" law they feared could lead to criminal charges against doctors and others.
Jul. 13, 2022
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The Supreme Court decision related to abortion has many Americans considering moving to a different state or deciding to go to college in a place more likely to offer reproductive freedom.
Jul. 12, 2022
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A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.
Jul. 11, 2022
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A federal judge will decide whether a provision in a 2021 law could be used to make bring criminal charges against doctors who perform otherwise-legal abortions, including those to save the life of the mother.
Jul. 11, 2022
My body, my choice
Feminist networks in Mexico have been working to help those in the U.S. access abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month overturning Roe v. Wade.
Jul. 11, 2022
Two young people stand looking at each other, one holds a sign made out of cardboard with permanent marker spelling out: This body is NOT a political battleground.
President Biden on Friday signed an executive order aimed at protecting access to reproductive health services in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The order takes steps to safeguard access to emergency contraception, protect patient privacy, and legally assist those seeking and providing abortion services.
Jul. 10, 2022
In a crowd of protesters, one sign clearly reads: Keep your laws off my body.
Shasta McManus, treasurer of Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom, told Capitol Media Services her organization will not be turning in the petitions for a ballot measure it has been gathering since May. She said they were able to get only about 176,000 ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Jul. 7, 2022
Gabrielle Stanley Blair
The debate about abortion has typically centered on a woman’s right to choose whether to undergo the procedure, or whether the government has the duty to deny that right. But one writer is approaching the subject in an extremely unconventional way.
More Arizona abortion news
Jul. 7, 2022
Anna Darian
Wednesday marks the deadline for abortion rights organizers to finish collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to enshrine reproductive rights into the Arizona Constitution.
More Arizona abortion news
Jul. 6, 2022
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The Supreme Court has left the legality of abortion up to the states. But efforts have made it so that some of the states considered to be more moderate may be more restrictive because legislatures may not actually be in line with what a majority of a state’s residents believe.
Jul. 6, 2022
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In her book, "Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement," author and professor Jennifer Holland explores how states like Arizona and Colorado were affected by abortion and the effort by some religious activists to prevent it from being accepted in mainstream America.
Jul. 5, 2022
Rebecca Rios
After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, Arizona Senate Democratic leader Rebecca Rios says Republican state lawmakers will likely push for more anti-abortion legislation in the next session.
Jul. 3, 2022

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