PHOENIX — The group behind a vetoed religious freedom law intends to study last week’s Supreme Court health-care mandates as a chance to revamp and revive its proposal next year.
While existing state laws bar discrimination based on race, religion or gender, those do not extend to sexual orientation.
PHOENIX — Planned Parenthood and a Tucson gynecologist are asking a federal judge to block new rules that will sharply restrict the ability to perform abortions using drugs instead of surgery.
PHOENIX — Citing the need to protect women’s lives, the state House voted Tuesday to allow state health officials to make unannounced inspections at abortion clinics without first getting a warrant.
State Treasurer Doug Ducey is rejecting calls for him to fire one of his key advisosr, Cathi Herrod, over her support of SB1062.
PHOENIX — For years, Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles, pushing through legislation representing what she calls “fundamental principles” that often are espoused in the Bible.
PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.
PHOENIX — Arizona’s prohibition of abortions at 20 weeks is dead.
PHOENIX — Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.
PHOENIX — A possible 2016 vote on whether Arizonans are ready to let gay couples marry could come down to how many old people die between now and then, according to former Republican state Attorney General Grant Woods.
PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, a coalition of civil-rights groups is taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.
PHOENIX — Ignoring a threatened lawsuit, a House panel voted Monday to allow warrantless inspections of abortion clinics and restrict their ability to get Medicaid funds.
PHOENIX - Abortion foes are making a late-session push to allow health inspectors to inspect clinics without a warrant.
PHOENIX - State senators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation supporters say enhance religious freedom while foes contend it will let people use their beliefs as an excuse to discriminate.
PHOENIX - More than half of Arizonans polled in a new statewide survey said they now favor allowing gay couples to marry.
With anti-abortion groups undermining already shaky Republican support for Medicaid expansion, Gov. Jan Brewer has indicated she's ready to deal.
PHOENIX - Scrambling to find votes for her Medicaid expansion plan, Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she is now willing to approve legislation to stop Planned Parenthood from getting any of the funds.
PHOENIX - Saying the move would make no sense, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday refused to insert an anti-abortion provision into her plan to expand the state Medicaid program.
PHOENIX - A series of new restrictions on abortions in the last four years has propelled Arizona into the Top Five of all states on a list of places considered most friendly to "pro-life" issues.
PHOENIX - A federal judge on Friday blocked lawmakers from cutting off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood solely because the organization also performs abortions.