Last night, a judge ruled that a draconian 121-year-old total abortion ban in Arizona must be enforced. The ban mandates two- to five-year prison sentences for doctors and anyone who helps a woman get an abortion.
This cruel effort to ban all abortion in Arizona provides NO exceptions for cases of rape or incest, and is only possible because of the Supreme Court’s decision to end Roe v. Wade. Republican Eli Crane cheered the devastating dismantling of Roe v. Wade and 50 years of constitutional protections to protect abortion access, and advocated for an abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest – just like the one that is now enforceable in Arizona.
DCCC Spokesperson Monica Robinson:
“Eli Crane bears responsibility for this devastating, draconian 19th-century ban that will outlaw abortion in Arizona and threaten doctors with prison time. The Arizona women who have been robbed of their right to choose their own futures and make their own health care decisions will show up in force at the ballot box this November.”