Democrat Governor Warns American Women In Danger?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs (D) warned during an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” a segment highlighted by Mediaite, that the enforcement of an archaic 1864 abortion law could lead to fatal consequences for women in the state. “This law needs to be repealed,” Hobbs stated emphatically. “It’s the correct action for Arizona. Under this ban, women in Arizona will die; it’s imperative that they act quickly to repeal it.”

This statement came after the Arizona Supreme Court, on Tuesday, decided against a 15-week abortion ban set in 2022, following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, the court upheld the 1864 statute, criminalizing abortion with a penalty of two to five years in prison for anyone involved in performing or facilitating an abortion. The only narrow exemption permitted by this law is if the abortion is necessary to save the life of the pregnant individual. The enforcement of this law is set to begin in two weeks.

Efforts by Arizona Democrats to overturn this law were stymied in both the House and Senate on Wednesday. Democratic lawmakers vocally criticized their Republican colleagues, accusing them of having “blood on your hands” for not considering the repeal.

During her TV appearance, Hobbs expressed her frustration over the historical and current impact of such a restrictive law. “We could discuss the absurdity of a law from 1864, crafted by 27 men, dictating the lives of millions of Arizona women today. However, I want to focus on the real-world impacts this will have on women across our state,” she remarked. Hobbs shared her own personal ordeal of undergoing a miscarriage, a common medical scenario where the treatment involves procedures classified as abortions. This personal insight underscored the practical implications of such restrictive laws on women’s health care.

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