The Arizona Abortion Access Act is a proposed Constitutional amendment filed with the Arizona Secretary of State on September 12, 2023.


It’s based on the very-Arizona idea that people have a right to individual autonomy, including in our healthcare decisions, without unnecessary government interference.


The Act establishes a fundamental right to abortion.


Under that right, the state cannot limit access to abortion before fetal viability without establishing that the limitation (1) is solely to protect the health of the patient, (2) doesn’t infringe on their autonomous decision making, and (3) uses only the least restrictive means.


The Act protects access to abortion after fetal viability if a treating healthcare provider determines an abortion is needed to protect the life or physical or mental health of the patient, using accepted clinical standards and evidence-based medicine.


Lastly, the Act prevents the state from penalizing anyone who assists another person in exercising their right to abortion.

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