Release: Joint Statement from the Chairs of the Arizona Democratic Party and the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Phoenix –– Representative Raquel Terán, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and Senator Rebecca Ríos, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee release the following statement.

“Today, Governor Doug Ducey signed SB1457, the most extreme anti-reproductive health bill in Arizona’s history. Not only will this bill criminalize women for accessing their constitutionally protected right to seek an abortion, but it will also make it a felony for doctors to provide this critical care to Arizona patients.

“It is clear that the Republican-led legislature is not concerned with health outcomes. Public health experts including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, Arizona Public Health Association, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have voiced their opposition to this extreme bill. 

“Arizona Republicans are putting women and doctors in danger to satisfy the extremists in their party who believe that access to reproductive rights should be outlawed in all circumstances. Not a single Republican legislator voted against this dangerous bill. Ducey caved to his party bosses who want to hamstring Roe v. Wade through the Trump-stacked U.S. Supreme Court. Ducey and his extreme policies are failing Arizonans.”