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Biden moves to overturn Trump birth control rules

The Biden administration Wednesday formally proposed the repeal of Trump-era regulations barring abortion referrals and making other changes intended to evict Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the federal family planning program, Title X.... Read more»

Arizona senators split as divided Senate puts Barrett on Supreme Court

Arizona senators split along party lines after rushed vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday.... Read more»

House members again push ‘born-alive' abortion bill, despite long odds

House Republicans, including some Arizona lawmakers, are re-introducing bill that would require doctors to provide life-saving care to babies born alive after failed abortions. Opponents have blocked the bill before, arguing that it addresses a problem that doesn't exist. ... Read more»

The winners and losers in Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget

Arizona’s $11.8 billion budget for fiscal 2020 — which was passed late Monday only after Republican lawmakers demanded changes to child sex-abuse laws — includes money for schools, infrastructure and health care. But other measures, including one that would have funded pregnancy crisis centers, were left out.... Read more»


Scarlet letters: Getting the history of abortion and contraception right

If recent legislation passed in Arkansas and North Dakota is allowed to stand, it will be harder for women to get an abortion in those states than it was in New England in 1650.... Read more»1

Abortion filibuster launches Wendy Davis onto national stage

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis has held the Texas spotlight before. But Tuesday night’s marathon abortion filibuster propelled her into the national spotlight.... Read more»

House passes Franks’ bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

The House on Tuesday voted to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, capping a week of controversy with passionate debate over the measure before approving it largely on party lines.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Digital-age privacy; TUSD curriculum leaks

Interviews with Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Washington correspondent Jimmy Zuma, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, and Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder.... Read more»

Report: Az 1 of 13 states to turn ‘hostile’ to abortion rights

Arizona is one of 13 states to turn “hostile” toward abortion rights during the last decade, according to a report Thursday from a national reproductive health organization.... Read more»