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Los oponentes del aborto celebraron el año pasado cuando la Corte Suprema revocó el derecho al aborto, casi 50 años después de haber sido reconocido.

Los proveedores de atención médica de Arizona confían en que podrán continuar brindando abortos seguros, incluso cuando los tribunales se enredan por una orden que podría detener la distribución de un medicamento clave para el aborto. Read more»

Conflicting federal court rulings over the availability of a key abortion medication are the latest in a year of uncertainty about abortion since the Supreme Court last June overturned its Roe v. Wade decision, which protesters react to in this file photo. Arizona providers, who suspended services for a period last year, are confident they can continue offering abortions for now.

Arizona health care providers are confident they will be able to continue providing safe abortions, even as courts tangle over an order that could halt distribution of a key abortion medication. Read more»

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs opinion last June overturned the constitutional right to an abortion that stood for nearly half a century

Democratic attorneys general from 23 states - including Arizona - and the District of Columbia weighed in with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, supporting access to the abortion medication mifepristone. Read more»

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»

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 loosened some restrictions on the pill mifepristone, allowing it to be dispensed by more pharmacies.

Missouri’s new attorney general, leading a coalition of conservative states, on Wednesday sent a warning letter to pharmacy giants Walgreens and CVS saying that a plan to mail abortion pills is both illegal and unsafe. Read more»

Reproductive rights protesters in Tucson in June 2022.

A ruling Thursday from a federal judge that reinstates an abortion ban from 2021 that prohibits doctors from performing abortions due to the fetus’ genetic abnormality has once again complicated the legal landscape for providers in Arizona. 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»

Reproductive rights protesters in Tucson in June 2022.

Abortions in Arizona are legal up to 15 weeks of pregnancy, after an appeals court ruled late Friday that the state’s Civil War-era abortion ban doesn’t overrule nearly 50 years of laws tightly regulating abortions. Read more»

Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and Pima County, which joined the challenge, argued that the 1864 ban needs to fit in with the state’s myriad other abortion laws.

The future of abortion access in Arizona remains in limbo after a three-judge panel in Tucson heard arguments Wednesday on the validity and application of a near-total ban from 1864 — and whether it can coexist with a 15-week ban passed this year.  Read more»

Dr. Jill Gibson, the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Arizona, stands outside the organization’s Tempe clinic during a press conference to announce the resumption of abortion services across the state on Oct. 27, 2022. Gibson, who is an OBGYN, said abortion should be a decision made between patients and their doctors, not subject to the whims of polticians.

Planned Parenthood of Arizona is resuming abortion care services after a months-long pause amid uncertainty over whether doctors could face criminal charges for performing the procedure - but the resumption of services may be temporary, as the 1864 ban is still a looming threat. Read more»

Planned Parenthood in Arizona, like other abortion providers in the state, is once again offering abortions after a court ruling last week restored a state law that allows them up to 15 weeks. It’s the latest twist in an on-again, off-again availability of abortion after a series of legal challenges since this summer.

Clinics across Arizona have largely resumed offering abortions after a court last week blocked a ruling that briefly outlawed the procedure, but providers said they are taking abortion’s future in the state day by day. Read more»

A Civil War-era abortion ban reinstated in Arizona on Sept. 23 is now on hold while Planned Parenthood Arizona challenges the law in court.

A recently reinstated near-total abortion ban in Arizona is on hold after the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood, pausing the law while the organization continues to challenge it, and restoring access to abortion across the state. Read more»

A protester holds a sign at an abortion rights rally at the state Capitol on May 3, 2022.

A guide to help clear up some confusion after the 1864 territorial era ban on abortion took in effect in Arizona, which left providers, patients, and even lawmakers confused about the legal and medical landscape. Read more»

Gov. Doug Ducey has said a new 15-week abortion ban is the controlling abortion law in Arizona, even though a judge ruled last week that a near-total abortion ban written in 1864 is the law of the land. Democrats, community groups and AG Mark Brnovich's office want a special legislative session to end the confusion.

The head of the Arizona Democratic Party and a coalition of liberal organizations are asking Gov. Ducey to call a special legislative session to eliminate confusion over Arizona’s abortion laws, and they have an unexpected ally - the office of Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed his opposition to Planned Parenthood of Arizona’s request that a judge’s ruling that recently reinstated a 1864 abortion ban be put on hold, roundly dismissing the organization’s argument that a tangled legal landscape will cause providers to put off care, ultimately harming women. Read more»

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