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Latest news on abortion in Arizona, providing comprehensive coverage of the state's near-total ban, key court rulings, protests, and the impact on women's reproductive rights after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Arizona has become a focal point in the national debate over abortion rights, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022. The state has a long history of restrictive abortion laws, with a territorial ban dating back to 1864 that criminalizes nearly all abortions.

On April 9, 2024, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Mayes that the 1864 law could be enforced, effectively banning abortion in the state except when necessary to save the life of the pregnant individual. The decision has sparked outrage among abortion rights advocates and protests across Arizona, with thousands taking to the streets to voice their opposition.

The ruling has also highlighted the human impact of the ban, with women and families now facing difficult decisions and potential health risks. Democratic state legislators, such as Senator Eva Burch, have shared personal stories and called for new laws to end abortion restrictions. Meanwhile, abortion rights groups like Arizona for Abortion Access are gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to protect abortion within the state constitution.

Arizona's abortion debate has a complex history, shaped by landmark cases like Sherri Finkbine's 1962 abortion and the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The state has long been a battleground for abortion rights, with a series of laws and court challenges over the years, including a 2012 ban on abortions after 20 weeks and ongoing efforts to defund Planned Parenthood clinics.

As the situation continues to evolve, our NewsNow feed will keep you informed with the latest developments, expert analysis, and diverse perspectives on this critical issue. We are committed to providing comprehensive, reliable coverage of abortion in Arizona, ensuring that our readers have the information they need to understand the complex legal, political, and human dimensions of this ongoing debate.

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