Governor Hobbs and State Lawmakers Announce Introduction of Arizona’s “Right to Contraception Act” 

Despite overwhelming public support for contraception, which most American families use, states across the country are also threatening our right to contraception (e.g., birth control pills, IUDs).  

Just one year ago, in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion of Dobbs, Thomas voiced support for overturning the constitutional right to contraception – a right established in Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965. Specifically, Thomas wrote that because the legal basis for Roe v. Wade is also the basis for other rights, including the right to contraception, the decision recognizing that right (Griswold) should therefore be “reconsider[ed].” 

A few weeks later, 195 House Republicans voted against the “Right to Contraception Act,” including Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, David Schweikert, and Debbie Lesko.

Unfortunately, the actions of these extreme actors are leaving Arizonans vulnerable to state or court-led attacks on contraception. 

That’s why leaders in the state are stepping up. Arizona now has the opportunity to pass their own statewide “Right to Contraception Act,” which protects and preserves Arizonans’ right to contraception, including condoms, the pill, and IUDs.

Representative Athena Salman will lead the effort in the state legislature. "We believe that contraception is essential to a person's privacy, health, well-being, dignity, liberty, equality, and ability to participate in social and economic life," Salman said.

Governor Hobbs echoed these statements. "If you care about freedom, if you care about the future of our state, you must join me, Representative Salman and Arizonans from across the political spectrum who believe in protecting reproductive health care," Hobbs said.

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