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Reproductive Freedom for All commends Governor Hobbs for signing a repeal of Arizona's 1864 total abortion ban

For immediate release: Thursday, May 2, 2024

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Reproductive Freedom for All commends Governor Hobbs for signing a repeal of Arizona's 1864 total abortion ban

Washington, D.C Today, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs signed a bill that would repeal Arizona's 1864 total ban on abortion. This comes after Arizona state Democrats successfully passed the repeal in the state legislature, less than a month after the Arizona Supreme Court – a court filled by anti-abortion extremists – upheld the ban. The repeal will take effect 90 days after the conclusion of the Legislature's regular session.

Reproductive freedom for all, President and CEO Mini Timmaraju released the following statement:

“We are so proud of Governor Hobbs and our reproductive freedom advocates in the Legislature who fought hard and quickly to repeal this archaic and cruel abortion ban. This is what happens when we keep electing reproductive freedom advocates on the ballot; They protect our fundamental rights and freedoms. Now we will work tirelessly to elect more leaders who will stand up to Donald Trump and his MAGA extremists and their regressive agenda.”

Reproductive Freedom for All, Arizona Campaigns Director Athena Salman released the following statement:

“This is a historic day in Arizona. We are grateful to Governor Hobbs and our advocates in the state legislature. The urgency with which the legislature sent this repeal to the governor reflects its intent to prevent this ban from taking effect. Today is a major victory for reproductive freedom in Arizona, but our work is not done. Our determination to transform Arizona lawmaking and secure the constitutional right to abortion through the Arizona Abortion Access Citizens' Initiative is greater than ever. I look forward to mobilizing our 75,000 members to continue fighting these anti-abortion extremists and defeat them in November.”

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For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and promote reproductive freedom—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and postpartum care, and paid family leave—at the federal and state levels everyBody. Reproductive Freedom for All is supported by more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.

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