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Arizona Teachers Strike to Protest Low Wages and Funding Cuts

Yesterday, Arizona teachers successfully ended their five day walkout after the Governor signed a plan giving educators a 19 percent pay raise. 

Trump Pardons Notorious Arizona Sheriff Despite Widespread Outrage

Last week, President Trump issued an executive pardon for former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious Arizona official who abused his position to unconstitutionally racially target and detain individuals he suspected of being in the country without proper documentation.

Arizona May Soon Require Abortion Providers to Check for “Evidence of Life”

Abortion providers and advocates are concerned that this bill will further the undue burdens placed on providers, preventing safe and legal access to abortion services.
Activists Challenge Arizona Sex and Race-Selective Abortion Law

Activists Challenge Arizona Sex and Race-Selective Abortion Law

NAPAWF and the Maricopa County Branch of the NAACP are challenging a 2011 Arizona anti-abortion law which requires women's reproductive healthcare providers to racially profile Asian and African-American women seeking to terminate their pregnancies in the name of eliminating sex and race-selective abortion.
Arizona Judge Blocks Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

Arizona Judge Blocks Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

An Arizona judge permanently blocked an anti-abortion law on Thursday that would have severely restricted access to medication abortions.
Medical Experts Are Challenging an Arizona Law that Forces Doctors to Lie to Women

Medical Experts Are Challenging an Arizona Law that Forces Doctors to Lie to Women

Arizona health care providers filed a complaint in federal court yesterday against a recently passed state law requiring doctors to give patients false information, including that it may be possible to “reverse” a medical abortion.
Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona's Anti-Abortion Law

Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Law

The Arizona law would have prevented women from receiving a medication abortion between their seventh and ninth week of pregnancy.
Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Allowing Suprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill into law last week allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without a warrant.
Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

Ninth Circuit Blocks Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortion

In a victory for Arizona women, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has blocked the state's restrictions on medication abortion.
Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortions Take Effect Today

Arizona Restrictions on Medication Abortions Take Effect Today

"With today's disappointing ruling, Arizona women's constitutional rights and access to safe, high-quality reproductive health care have been diminished, simply by virtue of where they live."
Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Permitting Use of Religion as Cover to Discriminate

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Permitting Use of Religion as Cover to Discriminate

The bill was strongly opposed by LGBT groups who have seen businesses in other states - such as florists, photographers, and bakers - refuse to provide services to same-sex couples. Members of the Arizona business community also opposed the bill, as did politicians on both sides.
Circuit Court Strikes Down Arizona Anti-Abortion Bill

Circuit Court Strikes Down Arizona Anti-Abortion Bill

An Arizona bill intended to strip Medicaid funding from doctors and clinics that provide abortions was defeated in court last week.
Arizona Launches Website To Discourage Abortion

Arizona Launches Website To Discourage Abortion

Last week the state of Arizona launched “A Woman’s Right to Know,” a part of the Arizona Department of Health Services website that is designed to discourage women from having an abortion. The website is part of Arizona’s recent legislation to restrict access to abortion 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period, or 18...

Arizona Shooter Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole

Jared Loughner, who attempted to assassinate then Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords, killed six, and wounded thirteen in Tucson, Arizona, in January 2011 was sentenced to seven consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole yesterday. According to CNN, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns believed that even though 24-year-old Loughner suffered from mental illness,...

Appeals Court Hears Arizona Abortion Case

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a case that challenges Arizona’s ban of abortion at 20 weeks today. The legal issue under consideration is “whether the ban effectively prohibits abortions before viability, which would be barred by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, or is merely a...

Federal Court Upholds Arizona ‘Paper’ Provision

United States District Judge Susan R. Bolton, a federal judge, denied a request Wednesday to block the “show me your papers” provision in Arizona’s immigration law. The Arizona law allows law enforcement officials in the state to request proof of legal immigration, residency, or citizenship of anyone they suspect might be an illegal immigrant. Her...

Emails Show Racist Motivation in Arizona’s SB1070

The ACLU of Arizona released thousands of emails last week that they argue prove that SB1070, Arizona’s harmful anti-immigrant law, was racially motivated. The emails are cited in a new legal effort by the ACLU to challenge the remaining provision of SB1070 that requires police to determine the immigration status of anyone arrested or detained...

Pro-Choice Groups Challenge Arizona Abortion Restrictions

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Thursday in an attempt to block an anti-choice law in Arizona. The law was signed into effect by Governor Jan Brewer this April, and is scheduled to go into effect August 2nd. The law prohibits women from getting an abortion...

New Arizona Law Bans Funding for Planned Parenthood

Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona signed into law on Friday a bill that will prevent the allocation of public funds to abortion providers in the state. Ironically titled the “Whole Women’s Health Funding Priority Act,” the law will cut all funding for health services delivered by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, effecting the nearly...

Arizona Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Bill

Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed a bill on Thursday that prohibits abortions in the state after 20 weeks. The bill, passed earlier this week by the state legislature, essentially bans abortions after 18 weeks because gestational age of the fetus will be calculated based on the last menstrual period of the woman. In a press...