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Arizona legislators respond to Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade

Gov. Ducey and Sens. Kelly, Sinema weigh in
What does another conservative Supreme Court justice mean for Roe v. Wade?
Posted at 4:31 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 20:02:59-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Talks of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade have swarmed social media Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Chief Justice John Roberts authenticated the draft opinion in an abortion case that was leaked to Politico.

Governor Doug Ducey told reporters Monday evening he would not answer a hypothetical question.

"What you're asking right now is a hypothetical [question] because Roe v. Wade has not been overturned," he said. "So, I'll have a comment if and when that opinion becomes public, but that's not going to change my pro-life position."

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D) commented on the matter Tuesday.

"A woman’s health care choices should be between her, her family, and her doctor," Sen. Sinema expressed. "Overturning Roe v. Wade endangers the health and wellbeing of women in Arizona and across America."

Sen. Mark Kelly (D) also tweeted publicly expressing his position:

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, states will individually have to decree their own laws surrounding abortions.

In Tucson, Pima County Attorney Laura Conover shared in a tweet, "A leaked SCOTUS opinion is unprecedented, and so as Pima County Attorney, this is apparently the moment when I need to reassure of what I have always said: We will do everything in our power to ensure that no person seeking or assisting in an abortion will spend a night in jail."

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