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Three Arizona Republicans Join Democrats to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban in State House

HeadlineApr 25, 2024

In more abortion news, the Arizona House on Wednesday repealed the 1864 near-total abortion ban — just two weeks after Arizona’s Supreme Court revived the Civil War-era law. Democrats were joined by three House Republicans. The repeal must now pass the Arizona Senate before Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs can sign it, which would reinstate Arizona’s 2022 law, which bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Yolanda Bejarano, chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, spoke following yesterday’s vote.

Yolanda Bejarano: “And the stakes in this election cycle could not be higher, and the contrast between our two parties could not be clearer. Democrats are fighting for abortion rights. We are fighting to protect Arizona values. And the Republican Party is taking away our rights and are under sole control of Donald Trump.”

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