sexual assault, Ruth Place, survivors,
May 4, 2023

You, too, can help make a difference!

Arizona’s National Council of Jewish Women will soon offer a much needed pathway to recovery. This social justice advocacy organization will be working with diverse communities to fill unmet needs for those who have suffered repeated sexual assaults, childhood sexual abuse, incest and sexual trafficking.

Redwolf Pope, rape, voyeurism, New Mexico, Phoenix
Mar 28, 2023

Court upholds Native American actor convictions

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the rape and voyeurism convictions of Native American actor and film producer Redwolf Pope, who had previously been arrested in Phoenix.

banned books, Horne, Hoffman, legislature,
Mar 9, 2023

Senators give early approval to directing department to list banned books

State senators gave preliminary approval Thursday to a measure directing the Department of Education to come up with a list of books that are banned in public schools.

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, Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, county attorneys, Brnovich, Planned Parenthood
Oct 3, 2022

Letter of the law(s): Prosecutors confused by conflicting abortion laws

Whatever their position on abortion rights, the Arizona county attorneys who would be responsible for enforcing the state’s abortion law all acknowledge that they will do their best to follow it.

Nov 21, 2019

Bill would repeal law allowing dating abuse instruction in public schools

The vice chairman of the House Education Committee wants schools to teach students less about dating, but tighten up laws that require them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Feb 28, 2019

Senate passes bill to protect vulnerable adults

The Senate unanimously approved a bill designed to move forward from a horrific event to now better protect some of the state’s most vulnerable adults.

Feb 8, 2019

Arizona wants care unit where patient was raped to stay open

Arizona is contesting a long-term care facility's decision to shut down the unit where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth.

Jan 25, 2019

Ducey urges new leaders at facility after rape

Arizona is looking into whether it can remove the board of directors of a long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth, the governor said Friday.

Jan 24, 2019

Lawmakers hear testimony on abuse of people with disabilities

In the wake of horror at Hacienda HealthCare, there is no shortage of ideas for how to prevent abuse in the disability community. But what action can and will actually be taken at the state Legislature this year is not yet clear.

Jan 14, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court upholds decision on bail for accused rapists

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to reinstate a 2002 voter-approved amendment to the Arizona Constitution which denied bail to anyone accused of rape.

In this Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The court’s June 21 ruling allows states to enforce laws requiring many out-of-state businesses to collect taxes on sales made to local residents. PHOTO BY CAROLYN KASTER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nov 5, 2018

AG takes no bail law to U.S. Supreme Court

The state Attorney General's Office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a voter-approved provision of the Arizona Constitution which allows accused rapists to be held without bail while awaiting trial.