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Abortion rights group files longshot Arizona initiative bid

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Posted at 5:59 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 20:59:11-04

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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