Governor Katie Hobbs Statement on Arizona House Joining Her in Repealing 1864 Total Abortion Ban

Phoenix, AZ ~ Phoenix, AZ - In a historic move, the Arizona House has voted to repeal the 1864 abortion ban, following calls from Governor Katie Hobbs. The ban, which has been in place for over 150 years, has been deemed archaic and dangerous by the governor.

In a statement released today, Governor Hobbs expressed her satisfaction with the House's decision. She thanked House Democrats for their relentless efforts to repeal the ban and urged the Senate to follow suit and send the repeal to her desk.

The governor did not mince words when addressing the impact of the 1864 total abortion ban. She stated that it could potentially jail doctors and put women's lives at risk. Governor Hobbs also highlighted the fact that she has had to veto legislation attacking women's rights in the past and that the legislature has yet to take action to ensure access to contraceptives.

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Governor Hobbs made it clear that she will continue to fight for reproductive freedom as long as she is in office. She sees herself as a backstop against harmful legislation pushed by extremists who seek to control women's bodies. However, she believes there is still more work to be done.

In an effort to further protect reproductive rights, Governor Hobbs encouraged all Arizonans to make their voices heard at the ballot box this November. She emphasized the importance of voting on measures that would enshrine reproductive freedoms in Arizona's state constitution.

The repeal of the 1864 abortion ban marks a significant step towards ensuring reproductive freedom for women in Arizona. With Governor Hobbs leading the charge, it is clear that this issue will continue to be a top priority for her administration.

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