Arizona: Governor Katie Hobbs Signs Bill into Law Officially Repealing 1864 Abortion Ban

Phoenix, AZ ~ Phoenix, AZ - In a historic move, Governor Katie Hobbs signed House Bill 2677 into law today, officially repealing Arizona's 1864 abortion ban. The bill was joined by Representative Stahl Hamilton, Senator Anna Hernandez, members of the Democratic Caucus, and reproductive freedom advocates.

Governor Hobbs had been calling for the repeal of the law since the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision and reiterated her stance in her State of the State address. "Today, we are doing what 23 governors and 55 legislatures refused to do," said Governor Hobbs. "I am proud to be part of the group that finally got this job done."

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The governor also emphasized the importance of protecting women's bodily autonomy and their right to make their own healthcare decisions. She stated that politicians have no place in a doctor's office and that she will do everything in her power to protect reproductive freedoms.

The signing of this bill marks a significant step towards ensuring women have control over their own lives. With this repeal, Arizona joins a growing number of states that have taken action to protect reproductive rights. Advocates hope that this momentum will continue as they work towards creating a more equitable society for all individuals.

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