PHOENIX (AP) — A newly organized group of abortion rights supporters has filed an initiative that seeks to amend the Arizona Constitution to protect the right to abortion.
The initiative filed Tuesday by a group called Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom is a longshot to make the ballot.
The group needs to collect more than 356,000 signatures from registered voters in a little over seven weeks.
Initiative proponents often aim to collect at least an extra 30% over the minimum as a buffer.
The push was prompted by a leak early this month of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that suggests the court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that said women have a constitutional right to get an abortion.
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