abortion pills, border, Mexico,
Sep 7, 2023

Mexican abortion-pill networks reach across U.S. border to help immigrants without access

Verónica Cruz Sánchez watched something remarkable happen from the office of her women’s rights organization in Guanajuato, the capital city of one of this country’s most conservative Catholic states. Founder of Las Libres – “the free” in English – she had built an underground abortion-pill network in a country where having the procedure could have meant going to jail.

abortion, Arizona, New Mexico, Roe v. Wade, clinics, pregnancy
Aug 28, 2023

After Roe v. Wade, the fight over abortion access moves to New Mexico

As trigger laws banning the procedure began going into effect across the nation — in places including neighboring Texas — abortion providers took up residence in New Mexico, which has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the U.S.

health insurance, marketplace, Arizona, Hobbs
Jul 6, 2023

State marketplace would improve health care access  

Transitioning from the federal health care exchange to a state-based model will assist Gov. Katie Hobbs’ efforts to lower costs and improve the health and wellness for all Arizonans.

ERA, Equal Rights Amendment, Martinez, Senate, House, Biasiucci, Contreras, Nguyen, Toma, House
Mar 22, 2023

GOP lawmakers block vote on whether state should ratify ERA

Republican lawmakers have once again blocked a vote on whether Arizona should ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment.

abortion, Arizona Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, personhood, fetus, Miranda, 15 weeks, fetal abnormality, pregnancy, fathers, women, doctors, ACLU
Jan 23, 2023

Judge: women no longer have legal right to abortion due to fetal abnormality at any stage of pregnancy

Women in Arizona no longer have the legal right to an abortion due to a fetal abnormality at any stage of the pregnancy, even if Arizona courts finally conclude the procedure is legal through 15 weeks for no reason at all.

Feb 1, 2022

Overturning Roe V. Wade after 49 Years will have devastating impacts on young women 

January 22, 2022 marks the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. But this year, young women/people facing pregnancy could face significant harm as the first generation in half a century to enter adulthood without the fundamental right to make the decision whether to continue a pregnancy. In the last 50 […]

Mar 6, 2019

Costly Consequences: The Irony of the Equal Rights Amendment

Public policy often sounds better in theory than it plays out in reality. The Affordable Care Act, The Patriot Act, The Women’s Reproductive Health Care Act have all been criticized for arguably not living up to their names. The same will be said of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), should it pass the many hurdles ahead.

Feb 25, 2019

ERA legislation assures equality for all

Equality in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness constitutionally is guaranteed to all American citizens. That very notion is so etched in our nation’s history and seared in our hearts and minds that its absence defies logic. Nonetheless, more than half of U.S. citizens lack equal application and protection of law under the Constitution.

Dec 10, 2018

Raquel Terán: One citizen’s road to the Legislature

You probably know Raquel Terán’s name by now. But she’s more than a name on a frivolous lawsuit.

Nov 16, 2018

Despite slight drop, Arizona still leads nation in women officeholders

Despite a record number of women running for office this year, Arizona will actually lose one female elected official when congressional and legislative delegations take office in January.

Nov 9, 2018

Dems squander record turnout, sky-high enthusiasm

Arizona Democrats' wish list included picking up a U.S. Senate seat, ousting Gov. Doug Ducey, picking up other statewide seats and flipping the state Senate.

Jodi Liggett
Nov 27, 2017

Jodi Liggett

Jodi Liggett has taken on the challenging task of representing Planned Parenthood's interests in Arizona, but her experience in tackling poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, and women’s reproductive health and rights runs deep.