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New funding restrictions on abortion would have ‘huge impact,’ Planned Parenthood says

Family planning clinics would lose federal money meant to help those struggling financially if the clinic "performs, promotes, refers for or supports abortion as a method of family planning." ... Read more»

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McSally, Sinema trade barbs, stress voting records during their only Senate debate

In a debate peppered with accusations of lying and treason, Senate candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema took shots at each other in their only public debate of the 2018 election, each calling out the other’s voting record as proof that the other candidate is not a true representative of Arizona.... Read more»1

House approves ban on abortion after 20 weeks; chances slim in Senate

The House voted along party lines Tuesday to approve Arizona Rep. Trent Franks’ bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases of rape, incest or threats to the life of the mother.... Read more»

Az congressman pushes ban on abortions after 20 weeks

House leaders said they hope to have a vote as soon as next week on a bill by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, that would prohibit abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of pregnancy.... Read more»1

FactChecking the VP debate

Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine got their one chance to debate Tuesday night, and it was a fact-checking bonanza.... Read more»

Franks urges action on pro-life bill stalled in Az Senate for a year

More than a year after his Born Alive Protection Act passed the House, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, called on senators to act on the bill before the legislative calendar runs out.... Read more»

Az advocates react as court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Arizona pro-choice advocates hailed Monday’s ruling by the Supreme Court that said Texas’ restrictions on abortion clinics are unconstitutional, calling the decision a “significant victory for women in Arizona.”... Read more»

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Texas abortion restrictions

Ruling that Texas' 2013 abortion restrictions place an undue burden on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Texas abortion providers a major victory by overturning the regulations.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Never mind Trump: His voters are the real story, especially in Az

Trump has found Republican 3.0: A jaded aspirant, xenophobic and heathen, with Occupy tendencies. Apparently they now make up 40 percent of the Republican Party. The polite media, polite society and professional outrage machine (please make your donations to) can barely tolerate such a beast roaming free. Sensitive America, gird up. I think we found the new swing voter. ... Read more»

Capitol roundup: Abortion, protests, signed bills and updates

The governor signed a total of 19 bills this week, five Senate bills and 14 House bills, including a bill on Monday to decommission the two remaining photo radar cameras on state highways, and another removing the ignition interlock device requirement for DUI offenders charged while under the influence of drugs.... Read more»

Texas case could define extent of abortion limits

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the legal challenge to abortion restrictions passed by Texas lawmakers in 2013. Many observers had predicted a landmark decision might spring from the case, clarifying how far states can go in regulating the procedure, but that's less certain in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia's death.... Read more»

Anti-abortion activists indicted over undercover Planned Parenthood videos

A Texas grand jury on Monday indicted the videographers behind undercover recordings of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston and cleared the women's health provider of any wrongdoing.... Read more»

2016 could be a showdown year for reproductive rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Fiorina on defunding Planned Parenthood

Carly Fiorina claims “the vast majority of Americans” support defunding Planned Parenthood.... Read more»

Texas kicks Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid program

Texas health officials say they are kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state Medicaid program entirely over what they called "acts of misconduct" revealed in undercover videos filmed earlier this year.... Read more»

FactCheck: Clinton off on late-term abortions

Hillary Clinton said that late-term abortions “are because of medical necessity.” There is little research on the subject, but existing data do not support her claim.... Read more»

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