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Access to abortion in Arizona has long been hampered by a myriad of laws regulating the procedure, and Dobbs has only worsened the burden.

A Scottsdale-based law firm is hoping to reinstate a near-total abortion ban from 1864, filing an appeal on Wednesday to overturn a court ruling that allowed limited access to the procedure. Read more»

Women in Arizona can access abortion services up to 15 weeks. Past that point, only women facing imminent risks to their lives will be able to obtain the procedure. It includes no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. 

Gov. Katie Hobbs won’t fulfill her campaign promise to call a special session on her first day in office to repeal Arizona’s Civil War-era abortion near total ban, saying that a recent court ruling made that effort moot.  Read more»

Transgender activists have voiced concerns about House Bill 2076, which would require interscholastic and intramural leagues to classify separate co-ed, male and female sports specifically.

Female transgender students could be restricted from competing in Arizona sports under a new proposed bill. If voted in, the new state law would require interscholastic and intramural leagues to classify sports specifically. Read more»

The entrance to Arizona's Supreme Court building in Phoenix.

Arizona’s highest court is set to decide whether a Phoenix law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state’s Constitution. The ruling will likely affect other cities with similar laws such as Tucson and Flagstaff. Read more»

A challenge to new rules on the availability of abortion pills for Arizona women was rejected by a federal judge in Tucson on Monday. Arizona doctors will no longer be able to prescribe the drug for women after the seventh week of pregnancy. They had been prescribing it through the ninth week. Read more»