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April 9th, 2024
Rep. Grijalva Statement on AZ Supreme Court Civil War-Era Abortion Ban

TUCSON, Ariz. – Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) issued the following statement:

“The Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling is a cruel and regressive decision that is part of the national assault by Republicans to ban and criminalize abortion nationwide. It underscores the importance of the upcoming election in November that will determine the future of reproductive rights in our state and across the country.”

“I applaud Attorney General Mayes’ commitment not to prosecute under alaw from a time when Arizona was not even a state and women did not have the right to vote. I call for the Arizona legislature to permanently codify and safeguard the right to access affordable, comprehensive abortion care, and contraceptives for Arizonans without delay.”

“I will continue to push and support legislation in Congress, including the Women’s Health Protection Act, to protect the right to abortion throughout the United States, block the barrage of state bans and restrictions on abortion, and overturn Dobbs v. Jackson to ensure a person’s freedom to make decisions about their own reproductive health care is between them and a health care provider – not the government.”

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