Dem Governor Furious at Arizona Supreme Court’s Total Abortion Ban

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( – Governor Katie Hobbs of Arizona is upset at the Supreme Court ruling that revives an 1864 law that criminalizes the act of abortion. Hobbs called out members of the GOP for saying the law went too far when they supported the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. She said the Dobbs decision allowed for this abortion ban to take place.

In a 4-2 decision, the Supreme Court brought the 1864 law back to life that was written before Arizona became a state. The law was codified in 1913 after Arizona gained statehood. A 15-week abortion ban was passed in 2022 for Arizona following the Dobbs decision. Despite that, the Supreme Court said that law did nothing to repeal the 1864 law that is still on the books.

Governor Hobbs said she called for the state legislators to repeal this law to prevent a total abortion ban from taking effect. The revived 1864 law calls for felony jail time from two to five years for anyone who aids a pregnant woman by providing resources, drugs, or employs an instrument to cause a miscarriage. There is an exception for criminal penalties if the procedure or drugs are needed to save the woman’s life.

Hobbs signed an executive order in 2023 that protects doctors and women from criminal charges for providing or getting an abortion. She said that the executive order is legal and believes it could survive any legal challenges.

Hobbs has asked the state lawmakers to work on legislation that would overturn this ban. On April 10, members of the legislature attempted to bring forth a discussion on repealing the act. Republican members quickly shut down the discussion, which prompted Democratic lawmakers to shout “shame, shame.”

Some Republican members of the legislature support a repeal of the law. Representative David Cook referred to the hanging of cattle thieves as an outdated punishment and compared that to the felony punishment attached to the 1864 abortion law.

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