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AZ religious freedom law may get new life

AZ religious freedom law may get new life

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.

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Brewer: Look at equal protection for gays

While existing state laws bar discrimination based on race, religion or gender, those do not extend to sexual orientation. 

June 17, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

Planned Parenthood fights impending limits on RU-486

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.

March 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
House approves warrantless abortion clinic inspections

House approves warrantless abortion clinic inspections

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.

March 04, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Arizona Democratic Party wants Ducey to fire Herrod *updated*

State Treasurer Doug Ducey is rejecting calls for him to fire one of his key advisosr, Cathi Herrod, over her support of SB1062.

March 04, 2014 1:51 pmLoading…
Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

Bible-based Arizona lobby not used to losing

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.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

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.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to reinstate AZ abortion restriction

PHOENIX — Arizona’s prohibition of abortions at 20 weeks is dead.

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules

Arizona cannot enforce abortion ban, Supreme Court rules

PHOENIX — Arizona cannot enforce its ban on abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancies, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning.

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Gay marriage measure banks on young voters

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.

September 17, 2013 5:45 pmLoading…

Gay marriage backers rally to change public attitudes

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.

September 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona House panel moves ahead on abortion rules

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.

June 10, 2013 11:38 amLoading…

Abortion foes want no-warrant inspections

PHOENIX - Abortion foes are making a late-session push to allow health inspectors to inspect clinics without a warrant.

June 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer is sent bills on religious freedom

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.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Majority in state now support letting gays marry, poll finds

PHOENIX - More than half of Arizonans polled in a new statewide survey said they now favor allowing gay couples to marry.

May 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer to ax family-planning funds to win votes for Medicaid expansion

Brewer to ax family-planning funds to win votes for Medicaid expansion

With anti-abortion groups undermining already shaky Republican support for Medicaid expansion, Gov. Jan Brewer has indicated she's ready to deal.

May 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer to ax family-planning funds to win votes for Medicaid expansion

Brewer to ax family-planning funds to win votes for Medicaid expansion

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.

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Brewer keeps anti-abortion rule out of AHCCCS-expansion plan

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.

April 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Anti-abortion group ranks Arizona as 5th-best state

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.

January 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Foes of abortion lose a round in funding dispute

PHOENIX - A federal judge on Friday blocked lawmakers from cutting off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood solely because the organization also performs abortions.

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