February 24, 2024 12:01 am

Arizona’s Republican Attorney General Moves Closer Towards Reviving 19th-Century Abortion Ban

Galvanized by the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, the Republican-led Arizona Legislature is now working towards reviving a 158-year-old territorial-era law, originating in 1864, that would sentence doctors to two to five years in prison for providing abortions.

Arizona in a Post Roe World

Since the Supreme Court conservative majority ruled 6-3 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and 5-4 to overturn Roe, the landscape of reproductive rights has drastically changed with many states already placing restrictions or outright bans on the practice of abortions with no exemptions for rape, incest, or danger to the well-being of the patient.