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Arizona Supreme Court building
The state Supreme Court will decide whether nearly all abortions are illegal in Arizona with only six justices. And that leads to the possibility of a 3-to-3 tie.
Dec. 8, 2023
Amanda Mollindo’s “Sex and Sovereignty” photography exhibition at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix
The Show spoke with artist and photographer Amanda Mollindo about her latest project on sex and sovereignty. The extensive exhibition now showing at Eye Lounge in downtown Phoenix.
Dec. 4, 2023
Bill Montgomery
In less than two weeks, Arizona’s Supreme Court is set to consider whether abortion can remain legal up to 15 weeks in the state or if a near-total ban should take effect. Now, one of the seven justices on the bench says he will not participate in the case.
Nov. 30, 2023
Hobbs abortion petition
Gov. Katie Hobbs on Tuesday added her signature to the petition aiming to put an abortion rights measure before Arizona voters in 2024. Abortion rights advocates need to collect nearly 400,000 signatures by July to qualify for the ballot.
Nov. 28, 2023
A masked protester holds a sign in the crowd that reads: I'm a mom by choice for choice. Stickers at the bottom of the sign say: Vote like your rights depend on it, and We won't go back.
Reporter Shefali Luthra joined The Show to discuss the upcoming Arizona abortion case and the role of the courts in determining the future of abortion today.
Nov. 17, 2023
Button with state of Arizona that says "Arizona for abortion access"
The Show spoke with Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services about Ohio voters supporting abortion rights and what they could mean for other red states, including Arizona.
Nov. 9, 2023
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit building
A decision filed Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allows a group of Arizona doctors to challenge a state law banning abortions sought for fetal genetic disorders. The decision paves the way for a trial.
More Arizona abortion news
Oct. 30, 2023
Planned parenthood
In December, Arizona’s Supreme Court will consider whether abortion can remain legal up to 15 weeks in the state, or if a near-total ban should take effect. Now, Planned Parenthood Arizona is formally requesting one of the justices be removed from the case.
Oct. 26, 2023
Arizona Supreme Court building
The Arizona Supreme Court will be evaluating whether abortion rights remain legal in Arizona or if a territorial-era law takes precedence. The court will hear arguments in December.
Oct. 24, 2023
Bill Montgomery
Arizona Supreme Court Justice and former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is in the line of fire this week after news outlets released a piece unearthing some of the more incendiary comments he has made about abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
Oct. 23, 2023
Woman sits on chair next to medical exam table
Indigenous people have been uniquely affected by the end of Roe. Now, states with some of the largest Indigenous populations also have some of the strictest restrictions on abortion.
Oct. 6, 2023
Supreme Court abortion rights protest
Gov. Katie Hobbs is weighing in on the ongoing legal battle over abortion rights in Arizona. Hobbs on Wednesday filed an amicus brief to the state Supreme Court in support of broader access to abortion.
Oct. 5, 2023
 2016 Maricopa County primary election ballot
Two potential ballot measures surfaced this week: One would overhaul Arizona’s elections with open primaries and ranked voting; another would enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution.
Sep. 21, 2023
Chris Love Arizona for Abortion Access
To put their measure before voters, the group Arizona for Abortion Access will need to collect 383,923 valid signatures from registered Arizona voters by July 3, 2024.
Sep. 21, 2023
Supreme Court abortion rights protest
Abortion rights groups want the courts to block an Arizona law that bans abortions due to fetal genetic defects. But attorneys for Republican lawmakers say there’s no need because there’s currently no credible threat of doctors being prosecuted.
Sep. 11, 2023
At the State Capitol, a sign reads: Bans off our bodies. "Our" is underlined.
Abortion in Mexico is changing in a big way — and the opposite of the U.S. Late last week, the Supreme Court there issued a sweeping decision ruling that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to criminalize abortion.
Sep. 11, 2023
An aerial of the Pentagon
As Congress returns from recess this week, hundreds of military promotions remain on hold. Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama says he wants to overturn the Pentagon policy that helps military members access out-of-state health care, including abortion.
Sep. 6, 2023
Kris Mayes
The Show spoke with Attorney General Kris Mayes about concerns from Arizonans on grocery store mergers and the Arizona Supreme Court’s plans to potentially settle the dispute over abortion laws in the state.
Aug. 31, 2023
Mark Kelly
More than 300 military promotions are on hold. Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has stalled them in hopes of overturning a federal policy that helps military members access medical services, including abortion. Arizona Senator Mark Kelly is adding his voice to the many calling for Tuberville to stand down.
Aug. 28, 2023
Two people in recording booth
Lorna Romero Ferguson of Elevate Strategies and Democratic strategist Tony Cani joined The Show to talk about the Arizona Supreme Court wading into the state’s abortion debate, Kari Lake asking to dismiss a defamation suit filed against her by Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and more.
Aug. 25, 2023

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