Senate Democrats released the following statement after SB1457 was transmitted to the Governor's desk for him to either sign into law or veto.
"Today the Arizona Senate sent to Governor Ducey's desk a dangerous and overly broad anti-abortion bill that will criminalize pregnant people who seek abortions and the doctors and medical staff who provide them with reproductive care. SB1457 criminalizes doctors who provide abortion care and uses people with disabilities as a scapegoat for anti-abortion rhetoric while threatening critical medical care procedures.
Every person in Arizona should have access to safe and affordable reproductive healthcare without intrusion from the government. Further, this bill lacks support from Arizonans. A Public Policy Polling survey finds that a strong majority-76% of Arizona voters believe that abortion should be legal, and that the government should not prevent a person from making that decision. This bill will endanger the lives of women and won't reduce the need for abortions. SB1457 is a dangerous bill that must be vetoed."