Democratic Arizona gubernatorial Hobbs vows to protect women, providers following abortion ruling

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs

By Suelen Rivera|KTAR.com

Hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending almost 50 years of constitutional protections for abortions, Arizona candidate for governor Katie Hobbs vowed to protect women and health care providers if elected in this November’s election.

Numerous providers announced the temporary halt of abortion procedures following an announcement from the state Senate that said a 100-year-old statute that bans abortions is effective immediately.

Women’s health providers in Arizona halting abortions following Supreme Court ruling

“I would do everything in my power to repeal this 1901 law,” Hobbs told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “I would veto unabashedly any further restrictions on access to reproductive health care, whether that’s family planning, birth control or further abortion restrictions.”

She added that she would also work to use her “regulatory and enforcement authorities to protect woman and providers.”

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