Women’s Rights


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9 Arizona Athletes Join Hundreds of Others in Opposing Abortion Law

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court challenging a new abortion law.

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

Twelve Republican governors, including Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, called on the US Supreme Court Thursday to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Gov. Ducey Signs Far-Reaching Anti-Abortion Bill in Huge Blow to Women

Lawmakers, healthcare providers, and community members have pushed back against the bill for weeks. Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday signed a controversial bill that will make it a felony to perform abortions based on genetic abnormalities—meaning potential jail time for providers who perform the abortions and fines for those who don’t report them. Senate Bill...

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Phoenix Attorney Explains Why VAWA Is Vital to Getting Domestic Violence Victims Access to Affordable Legal Services

“It’s like trying to drain a river with a plastic bucket. The need is so great and the help that’s available is so small.”  Daniel Riley was the managing attorney for a Phoenix legal clinic for domestic violence victims from 2010 to 2012.  In that time, he said he and his staff helped hundreds of...

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Lawyers and Victims Are Narrowing in on Notorious Georgia ICE Gynecologist

A Georgia ICE gynecologist is being accused of performing medical procedures against the consent of detained women.

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‘¡Sí Se Puede!’: Latinos Cheer Appointment of César Chávez’s Granddaughter to Biden Cabinet

"For me, the driving force was that I wanted to be of service to others. It was a value I saw lived out in my family."

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Biden Begins Working Toward a White House That ‘Looks Like America’

Nine of the 13 members of Biden’s Covid-19 advisory board are people of color, and five of the members are women.