Governor Katie Hobbs Reiterates Protections for Arizonans Seeking Abortion Care Under Executive Order

Phoenix, AZ ~ Phoenix, AZ - In the midst of chaos and confusion following the Arizona Supreme Court's decision to uphold a strict 1864 abortion ban, Governor Hobbs has taken action to protect Arizonans. In a statement released today, she clarified that her Executive Order, which prevents extremist county attorneys from prosecuting individuals for abortion-related crimes, applies to all those involved in seeking abortion care.

This announcement comes after concerns were raised by healthcare providers and advocates about the lack of clarity surrounding protections for those who assist women in obtaining abortions. Governor Hobbs addressed these concerns, stating that her Executive Order extends to women and their loved ones, doctors and other healthcare providers, as well as any person who helps a woman obtain an abortion.

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With the Supreme Court's ruling reviving the near-total ban on abortions, Governor Hobbs is determined to ensure that no Arizonan will be targeted by overzealous county attorneys for seeking abortion care. She emphasized that her Executive Order will remain in effect as long as she is Governor.

For more information on Governor Hobbs' 2023 Executive Order, click here. As Arizona continues to navigate this new reality, it is clear that Governor Hobbs is committed to protecting the rights of all individuals involved in seeking abortion care.

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