Today, Gov. Ducey signed SB 1457, a sweeping anti-abortion bill that will have devastating consequences for patients and healthcare professionals. ACLU of Arizona Policy Director Darrell Hill issued the following statement:
"We are deeply disappointed that Gov. Ducey went against the will of thousands of Arizonans who asked him to veto SB 1457. This legislation is unconstitutional and comes with serious consequences for people seeking abortions and health professionals who provide necessary medical care. SB 1457 will undoubtedly have unintended consequences for people who experience pregnancy loss of any kind and will force people to carry pregnancies to term against their will. We want to be very clear: abortion is still legal and protected under federal law. We will keep fighting to keep abortion accessible for all."