Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Sep 1, 2023

Toma and Petersen claim doctors have no legal right to challenge abortion ban

Arizona's top two Republican lawmakers say doctors have no legal right to challenge a 2021 ban the GOP-controlled Legislature enacted on abortions due to fetal abnormalities because they aren't saying they intend to violate it.

Hobbs, county attorneys, abortion, Planned Parenthood,
Aug 8, 2023

Organizations launch bid to try to put abortion rights in Constitution

A coalition of organizations is launching a bid to put the right to abortion in the Arizona Constitution.

Hobbs, utilities, APS, record heat, air conditioner, Tucson, Arizona Public Service, Arizona Corporation Commission
Jun 23, 2023

With executive order, Hobbs, Mayes seek to prevent abortion prosecutions in Arizona 

Gov. Katie Hobbs says she's giving Attorney General Kris Mayes authority over any abortion prosecutions in Arizona – and Mayes has made it clear that she doesn’t want to see anyone prosecuted over abortions. 

infants, Hernandez, Hobbs, Senate,
Mar 31, 2023

Lawmakers approve legislation requiring doctors to offer treatment to infants

Arizona lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to legislation requiring doctors to provide "medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment'' to any infant born alive, regardless of whether it is likely to survive.

abortion, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court, Yavapai County
Feb 6, 2023

Republicans fighting to defend law prohibiting abortions in genetic defect cases

The top Republicans in the House and Senate want a judge to let them defend a law that bars abortions in cases of genetic defects, saying newly sworn-in Attorney General Kris Mayes won't do it. And they have more than adequate reason to believe that.

Roe v. Wade, abortion, 15 weeks, Roe v. Wade, protests, pregnancy, rape, incest, abortion restrictions, doctors,
Jan 27, 2023

Arizona shouldn’t settle for bad abortion laws

The political rhetoric is loud, but I know the quiet truth: there is never a reasonable time for an abortion ban. I know because I was affected by one.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Nov 30, 2022

Judges grill assistant attorney general over abortion claim

Appellate judges grilled an assistant attorney general over his claim that a territorial-era law banning most abortions once again makes the practice a crime despite a new law specifically permitting doctors to terminate a pregnancy through the 15th week of pregnancy. And hanging in the balance is whether abortions will remain legal in Arizona.

Nov 25, 2022

Arizona-based Christian firm trying to block ‘abortion pill’

An Arizona-based law firm founded to defend what it says are Christian values in court is trying to block the most used method of abortion.

abortion, Planned Parenthood, Fonteno, Brnovich, clinics, 15 weeks, territorial law
Oct 27, 2022

Planned Parenthood of Arizona reopens sites where abortion offered

Saying it now has legal breathing room, Planned Parenthood of Arizona is reopening all its sites where it offers abortion in the state.

Oct 25, 2022

Judge: women no more than 15 weeks pregnant can get abortions

Arizona women who are no more than 15 weeks pregnant will be able to continue to get legal abortions through at least the end of the year, if not beyond.

abortion, Planned Parenthood, 15 weeks, Ducey, Center for Arizona Policy, Acacia Women’s Center, Choices Women’s Center, Camelback Family Planning, Desert Star Family Planning, Family Planning Associates Medical Group
Oct 14, 2022

Court order brings abortions back, for now, but providers take it day by day

Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion’s future in the state day by day.

abortion, Planned Parenthood, 15 weeks, Lake, Hobbs, Masters, Kelly, Ciscomani, Engel, Lake, Hobbs, election, debate
Oct 13, 2022

Candidates misstate opponents’ abortion positions 

As abortion cases wind their way through the court system, candidates for November's election on both sides of the aisle have avoided detailing their exact stance on the controversial issue. That’s opened the door for wild – and unsupported – claims about candidates’ positions on the issue.