ARIZONA HOUSE DEMOCRATS
Defending Reproductive and Women’s Rights
Entering our third year of this pandemic there is no doubt that women are bearing the brunt of this ongoing social and economic catastrophe. A report from the Arizona Foundation for Women outlines the devastation Arizona women have suffered during COVID-19. We need to fund critical social safety net programs that Democrats and Arizonans have long supported. The pandemic has further exacerbated Arizona’s domestic violence crisis, but as people are forced to shelter with their abusers, we need more services to protect them from abuse.
Democrats support rolling back laws that have eroded reproductive rights, and we support increased healthcare options for women, gender pay equity, and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Everybody should have the fundamental freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies and futures— this is in jeopardy if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Arizona Democrats stand with tens of millions of people around the country who are saying “no more” to attacks on the right to abortion. The courts’ hostile stance on abortion access is out of step with Americans who overwhelmingly support keeping abortion legal. The anti-choice, anti-freedom movement is willing to do whatever it takes to advance their ideological agenda of power and control by seeking to roll back Roe v. Wade, criminalize abortion, and control women. Arizona has had an abortion ban on the books for more than a century, and is one of 26 states that are certain or likely to ban all abortions if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Our agenda will level the playing field to make Arizona a stronger and more productive state.