Nancy Barto

Dec 30, 2022

Arizona appellate court says 15-week abortion ban law of land

The Court of Appeals ruled the territorial-era abortion ban is unenforceable, making  abortions in Arizona legal before 15 weeks under the most recent law passed by the legislature.  

Sep 29, 2022

Dept. Of Child Safety under fire

Officials with the state ombudsman and Foster Care Review Board said today the Arizona Department of Child Safety is not providing information through their online database that other offices need, and when the agency does, it is filled with frequent errors and holes.

Apr 8, 2022

Primaries set, some legislative incumbents face off

While some state Senate candidates can relax – nine are unopposed both in the August primary and the general, and a few others are facing only token opposition in districts that are safe for their parties – other would-be legislators have tough races ahead of them. 

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Mar 9, 2022

House panel OKs abortion, transgender bills

An abortion ban modeled on a Mississippi law being challenged in court right now took a step closer to becoming law in Arizona today. 

Sep 2, 2021

Texas abortion law template for Arizona

The head of the state's premier anti-abortion organization said Thursday she is looking to use the newly enacted Texas ban on the terminating a pregnancy after fetal heartbeat has been detected as a template for legislation here.

Jul 2, 2021

‘Dysfunctional’ board for insane phasing out

Arizona will soon do away with the state board responsible for deciding the supervision and placement of those found to be guilty except insane for serious crimes, following years of concern about the board’s inconsistent practices and decision-making.

May 14, 2021

Tragedy strengthens effort to eliminate board

Sen. Nancy Barto is spearheading an effort to abolish the state board that decides whether those who commit serious crimes but were found guilty except insane are fit to return to the community.

May 13, 2021

Barto revives parts of vetoed sex education bill

Republican lawmakers are making another bid to further restrict sex education in Arizona schools.

Apr 28, 2021

Reform Psychiatric Security Review Board now

Arizona citizens deserve better; taxpayers deserve better; the other residents of group homes and our neighborhoods deserve better.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Apr 27, 2021

Controversial abortion bill signed into law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed the state’s most far-reaching anti-abortion measure in years, criminalizing providing abortions sought because of a genetic abnormality.

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Apr 22, 2021

Sweeping abortion bill passes on party lines

Acting under the banner of protecting disability rights, the Republican-controlled legislature on Thursday voted along party lines to impose a new restriction on a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy by making it a crime to abort a child because of a fetal genetic defect.

Apr 20, 2021

Ducey vetoes sex ed bill, issues executive order instead

Calling it “overly broad and vague,” Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping sex education bill that opponents feared would have prohibited any acknowledgment of LGBTQ people in the classroom.