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'We will see desperation': Planned Parenthood Arizona stops abortions after Roe v. Wade overturned

In the wake of Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Arizona announced it has shut down its abortion services, effective immediately, while it sorts through “Arizona’s tangled web of conflicting laws.” ... Read more»

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Activists file initiative to add abortion rights to Arizona Constitution

A group of abortion rights activists filed an initiative to amend the Arizona Constitution to add a "fundamental right to reproductive freedom." They'll need at least 356,000 signatures by July 7 to get the measure on the ballot.... Read more»1

Abortion fight in Arizona heating up, even as Supreme Court weighs Roe

The Supreme Court is expected to weaken or reverse its landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights ruling this year, but advocates on both sides of the issue in Arizona are not waiting for the court to act. ... Read more»

Abortion providers ask for Supreme Court intervention in challenge against Texas’ near total ban on the procedure

Abortion providers challenging a Texas law banning almost all abortions in the state asked the Supreme Court Monday to order the Fifth Circuit of Appeals to send their case to a federal district court in an attempt to avoid a delay in its resolution. ... Read more»

Ducey joins other GOP lawmakers asking U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, outlaw abortions

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, 11 other Republican governors and more than 200 GOP lawmakers on Thursday filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. ... Read more»1

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»

U.S. Supreme Court hands victories to religious employers in health care, employment

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with a “birth control mandate” in the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law that requires employer-provided insurance plans to cover contraceptives.... Read more»1

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»

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»

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

Obamacare

Squeaker in House becomes headache for Senate: 5 things to watch

After weeks of will-they-or-won’t-they tensions, the House managed to pass its GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act by a razor-thin margin. Now the bill — and the multitude of questions surrounding it — moves across the Capitol to the Senate. And the job doesn’t get any easier, with only a two-vote Republican majority and no likely Democratic support.... 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»

Trent Franks, other lawmakers back religious groups before Supreme Court hearing

Rep. Trent Franks led eight other lawmakers Tuesday in a show of support for religious groups on the eve of their Supreme Court challenge of an Obamacare mandate for birth-control benefits in employee health plans.... 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»

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