Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) sign a bill on Wednesday banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Ducey also signed legislation banning biological males from competing against girls in sports and banned gender reassignment surgeries for minors.
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“In Arizona, we know there is immeasurable value in every life, including preborn life,” Ducey said. “I believe it is each state’s responsibility to protect them.”
NBC News reported:
The measures signed by Gov. Doug Ducey will outlaw abortion after 15 weeks if the U.S. Supreme Court allows it, prohibit gender confirmation surgery for minors and ban transgender girls from playing on girls sports teams.
The Arizona abortion legislation mirrors a Mississippi law now being considered by the nation’s high court. The bill explicitly says it does not overrule a state law in place for more than 100 years that would ban abortion outright if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that enshrined the right to abortion in law.