Last Week This Morning: Abortion access in Arizona
By TJ Hernandez
Why request a pardon? Unless you’re guilty of something. It was reported that Andy Biggs sought a presidential pardon for himself after the attack on January 6th according to new materials released by the committee investigating the attack. Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Rusty Bowers also testified at the public hearing on Tuesday, swearing under oath that Trump and his allies pressured him to overturn Arizona’s election result, and that Biggs also attempted to convince him to go along with the plan.
Roe overturned. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, leaving abortion access to states to decide. Abortion is still legal across the country, but dependent on the state where one seeks care. Arizona is currently on unstable legal ground, and Planned Parenthood of Arizona has announced abortions are on hold until the legal landscape is more clear.
Sine die. The Arizona Legislature has finally adjourned sine die, but not before passing unaccountable ESA vouchers that will take $1B from Arizona public schools every year. Lawmakers also passed the $17B budget. Here are some key takeaways.
Dr. DeShawn Taylor discusses the overturning of Roe v. Wade, paused abortion services in Arizona, and more.
Donate to abortion funds ahead of the Supreme Court’s expected decision on Roe v. Wade.
Join the Election Protection AZ team. The Primary Election is coming up fast, and just like in 2020, we are expecting that barriers could pop up for you and your neighbors while voting. That’s why we’re going to be there! Volunteer Poll Monitors and paid Poll Workers who actually understand the complexities of casting a ballot, and who have the empathy to support their communities through that time are critical. Join the Election Protection AZ team! They are hosting 4 trainings in July to get everyone ready on Election Day. Sign up now!