Galvanized by the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, the Republican-led Arizona Legislature is now working towards reviving a 158-year-old territorial-era law, originating in 1864, that would sentence doctors to two to five years in prison for providing abortions.
Jeff Fuentes Gleghorn After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, pregnant people could now be sent to prison if they experience a miscarriage or stillbirth. Advocates for abortion access, like the National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), have been tracking cases where pregnant people were charged with a crime because of a miscarriage or …
Since the conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, President Biden stated that the court’s decision was not driven by the Constitution or the history of protecting women at the time when they were dying from unsafe abortions.
Since the Supreme Court conservative majority ruled 6-3 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and 5-4 to overturn Roe, the landscape of reproductive rights has drastically changed with many states already placing restrictions or outright bans on the practice of abortions with no exemptions for rape, incest, or danger to the well-being of the patient.