Phoenix, Arizona — Today, Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs vetoed an extreme anti-choice bill that would have ignored medical realities and belittled the real-life experience of families by mandating political interference in personal medical decisions (SB 1600).
NARAL Pro-Choice America Southwest Regional Director Caroline Mello Roberson released the following statement in response:
“By vetoing this dangerous and cruel attack on Arizonans facing deeply personal decisions, Governor Hobbs is once again showing that she is unafraid to fight for reproductive freedom. Though anti-choice extremists may tell you otherwise, the truth is that this bill was based on blatant falsehoods that have absolutely nothing to do with how abortion care actually works. We are thankful to Governor Hobbs for safeguarding our fundamental freedoms, and we look forward to working side by side with her to protect reproductive freedom during this pivotal moment in our fight.”
For over 50 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for every body. NARAL is powered by its more than 2.5 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.