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The Arizona state senate voted to remove a 160-year-old abortion ban

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Opponents of the abortion ban have demonstrated outside the Arizona state senate to get them to remove the old abortion ban. Photo: Ross D. Franklin / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 05/01/2024 22:14:52

Social conditions: Arizona’s governor, Democrat Katie Hobbs, has promised to give her formal approval if both houses of the state assembly agree to lift the abortion ban.

After the United States Supreme Court almost two years ago scrapped the Supreme Court order Roe vs. Wade and removed the right to abortion, a number of states with conservative leadership introduced strict abortion laws.

In Arizona, the state’s highest court ruled in April that the 160-year-old abortion ban should be revived unless elected officials intervene.

Even if the Democrats were to succeed in getting the ban lifted, there would still be restrictions. In 2022, Republicans in the state passed a law banning abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy.

In parallel with the fight against the 1864 law, Democrats are working to get a referendum in November to restore abortion rights in the state.

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