SB1457 anti-abortion bill passes AZ House in party-line vote
In a party-line vote, the Arizona House of Representatives passed an amended version of a sweeping bill on Thursday that would, among other things, threaten doctors who perform certain abortions with jail time. If it's passed in the Senate, it would head to Governor Doug Ducey's desk for his final signature or veto.
The legislation is one of many anti-abortion bills that Republican lawmakers in Arizona have pushed this year, including a highly controversial bill that sought to force prosecutors to file homicide charges against women who get abortions and the doctors who perform them. Pro-choice advocates say that Republicans are trying to pass legally questionable bills to garner lawsuits and get cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, the monumental 1973 ruling that enshrined a woman's right to get an abortion.