Abortion Restrictions in Arizona
There has not been a single pro-women’s health bill enacted in Arizona since before 2006; while over 34 anti-abortion bills were enacted over the same period. Thirty-four different barriers were enacted to make it more challenging for individuals to access abortion, birth control, and exert overall bodily autonomy for all people.
Over 100 abortion related pieces of legislation introduced in the Arizona State Legislature since 2009.
Overall, since Arizona went dark red in 2009, abortion restrictions were popular with GOP members and easy to pass with a super-majority. The chart shows the peaks of the last few years: In 2007, two (2) abortion bills were introduced, in 2009, 14 bills and in 2014, 17 bills were introduced.
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona are working to change these statistics and educate legislators about access to abortion, birth control and family planning resources, access to sexual and reproductive health information that is accurate, inclusive and non-judgmental. PPAA works with legislators to introduce debate and pass legislation that increases access to vital sexual and reproductive health care.