Washington, D.C.—Maggie Jo Buchanan, senior director of the Women’s Initiative at CAP Action, released the following statement after an Arizona state court judge allowed a near-total abortion ban to go into effect:
In 1992, the first woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor—an Arizonan and former state legislator—led the charge to preserve Roe v. Wade. But, due to the far-right Supreme Court’s decision to overturn this precedent 30 years later, politicians have launched an all-out assault on women’s freedom across this country, including Arizona.
The 1864 law going into effect tonight has the full-throated support of MAGA extremists Kari Lake and Blake Masters, despite having no exceptions for rape and incest. The law treats Arizona women as second-class citizens and, based on the experiences of women in other states that have banned abortion, we know will put lives at risk. Lake and Masters have made clear that their hostility to our rights and freedoms won’t end until abortion is banned nationwide.
Arizonans must reject this radical intrusion of government into our most personal medical decisions.
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