By Gregory Svirnovskiy |Arizona Republic
The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling has put pressure on political candidates across the country to stake out their positions on abortion rights.
Mark Brnovich, Arizona’s Republican attorney general and a U.S. Senate candidate, announced that he was moving to reinstate a far stricter standard, the pre-statehood 1864 abortion ban that was put on hold after the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. No exceptions are made for victims of rape or incest, and abortion providers could face up to five-year prison sentences.
“The U.S. Supreme Court just vacated the injunction in Brnovich v. Isaacson,” Brnovich tweeted on his official attorney general Twitter account announcing the measure. “Arizona’s ban on discriminatory abortions is now in effect.”
Shortly thereafter, Brnovich’s tweet was retweeted by his campaign account, with an addendum.
“I am #prolife and will always stand up for our most vulnerable,” he wrote.
All five Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate have promoted stringent bans on abortion access.
Here is what Arizona’s candidates for U.S. Senate are saying about abortion rights.