A state representative who introduced legislation that would let more Arizona employers drop coverage for contraceptives addressed supporters at a rally Friday and defended her proposal, which critics say intrudes on women's private lives.Read More »
Liza Love has found herself at the Arizona state Capitol a lot recently. The Glendale resident has been speaking out against a bill that she has a very personal connection to: HB2625, which she says would make it difficult for women to obtain prescription birth control if their employers have a religious opposition to it.Read More »
An Arizona legislator opposed to abortion says a woman should be made to watch an abortion being performed before having one.Read More »
Democratic legislators continued to denounce what they call Republican attacks on women’s rights, criticizing today three House bills that they say would reduce women’s abilities to make their own health care decisions.Read More »
The federal government reiterated to Arizona that it will prosecute state workers for implementing the medical-marijuana program.Read More »
Supporters of an Arizona legislative bill on health plan coverage for contraception plan to change it to provide reassurances that employers won't get information about workers' private health care information.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she’s uncomfortable with a bill that would require some women to prove they’re using birth control for non-contraceptive reasons, but said the debate raging at both the state and national level is just election-year politics by Democrats who are hoping to drive women from the GOP.Read More »
Arizona is one of 13 states to turn “hostile” toward abortion rights during the last decade, according to a report Thursday from a national reproductive health organization. The Guttmacher Institute said Arizona and 12 other states enacted tougher abortion restrictions since 2000, doubling to 26 the number of states it deems “hostile.”Read More »
Arizona Republican legislators are seeking to accomplish what their party mates in Congress failed to do — stop public money from going to Planned Parenthood.
With a Republican supermajority in control of the state Capitol, prolife advocates are making an all-out push to make it as difficult as possible for Planned Parenthood clinics to stay open.
Any business with a religious objection to contraception would be allowed to not include it in their insurance coverage under a bill that was approved by a Senate committee Monday. Current law allows only religious employers, which are defined as nonprofit groups that primarily employ and serve persons who share their religious tenets, to provide health plans that don’t cover contraceptives.Read More »