Your Guide to Reproductive Resources In Arizona

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood facility in Tucson, Ariz. Planned Parenthood.

By Araceli Cruz

May 12, 2022

In the wake of the leaked draft opinion that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision and allow states to ban abortion, many people in the US are feeling helpless. 

RELATED: Arizona Republicans Fight Culture War in Battleground State

If the Supreme Court follows through with overturning Roe, reproductive rights in Arizona could be close to nonexistent. 

If Roe is weakened or overturned, Arizona will likely try to prohibit abortion. 

The state has a law on the books from 1901 that mandates prison time for abortion providers. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey also recently signed a ban on abortions after 15 weeks. 

Furthermore, medically unnecessary restrictions already make it difficult for people to access abortion care in the state. For example, rural Arizonans are unable to access abortion consultations via telemedicine, and patients must wait at least 24 hours after their initial consultation to actually receive care.  

And the hits to reproductive rights may not stop there. Blake Masters, who is running as a Republican for US Senate in Arizona, said he would like to see the Supreme Court also overturn Griswold v. Connecticut, which protects married couples’ ability to use contraception.

So what can be done? Lots. 

Instituto, a political incubator and accelerator that focuses on low-income communities and communities of color in Arizona, released a helpful guide on abortion resources and calls to action. 

RELATED: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Among 12 GOP Governors Asking Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Here are some links to organizations that can help with medical information, volunteer opportunities, and more. 

Medical resources: 

Volunteer opportunities: 

Community call to action: 

Educational resources: 

Local organizations and groups to support

Looking for the latest Arizona news? Sign up for our FREE daily newsletter.


  • Araceli Cruz

    Araceli is Copper Courier's social media manager. Her past work has been published in The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Mic, The Cut, Zora, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and others.



Local News

Related Stories
Share This