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Arizona’s horrific abortion law

This week we lost another fight in the battle to protect the right to bodily autonomy for women to make their own health care decisions.

NBC News: Arizona Supreme Court rules a near-total abortion ban from 1864 is enforceable

Arizona's conservative Supreme Court upheld one of the most draconian anti-abortion laws in the country – a law that bans abortion even for victims of rape and incest, and threatens to imprison doctors who provide care. A law written during the Civil War, before Arizona was even a state, and before women had the right to vote.

Let me be clear: Donald Trump and his Republican cronies in Congress paved the way for laws just like these to take effect. This law is a direct result of Roe v. Wade being overturned by Trump's radical right-wing Supreme Court, and now we're beginning to see the reality of letting states decide these issues for themselves.

Let's be absolutely clear: none of this would be happening if Donald Trump and Senate Republicans hadn't stacked the U.S. Supreme Court with right-wing justices willing to legislate women's bodies from the bench.

Ultimately, Congress must pass legislation that writes reproductive health protections into black letter law. If we don't, right-wing radicals will continue to pass cruel and dangerous anti-abortion laws in their states.

But we can't get this done without expanding our unapologetically pro-choice majority in the Senate. The fundamental right to make our own health care decisions in private is on the ballot this November in races from Arizona to Ohio, Montana, Wisconsin, and Nevada.

Will you chip in to help sustain my efforts on behalf of Democrats in battleground Senate races? Our pro-choice majority depends on it.

Thank you,


Posted on April 12, 2024.

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