/ 11 April 2024

Abortion ups the ante in Arizona

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Arizona’s Supreme Court has revived an 1864 law that would ban nearly all terminations and put women/doctors who receive/administer abortions in prison for 5 years. This is part of American states wrangling their laws following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022. And it’s not just Arizona this affects – the issue could influence the upcoming presidential election given Arizona is a key battleground after it swung to the Democrats last election. President Joe Biden’s re-election bid is reportedly benefiting from the backlash to restrictive abortion laws – yesterday he said the Arizona decision was the “result of the extreme agenda of Republican elected officials”. His Republican opponent Donald Trump supports abortion bans after 15 weeks – he’s reiterated his position that the states should decide for themselves.

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