As legal battles continue over the FDA approval of abortion drug mifepristone, Arizona and nearly two dozen Democrat-led states urged the court to preserve access to the medication.
According to the most recent data from Kaiser Family Foundation, 85.4 percent of infants in Arizona were breastfed at some point, above the national average at 83.2 percent, placing the Grand Canyon State at 23rd place, overall.
Getting an abortion in Arizona remains in legal limbo as court cases proceed between two conflicting anti-abortion laws.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, pregnant people could now be sent to prison if they experience a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Since the conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, President Biden stated that the court’s decision was not driven by the Constitution or the history of protecting women at the time when they were dying from unsafe abortions.
Since the Supreme Court conservative majority ruled 6-3 in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and 5-4 to overturn Roe, the landscape of reproductive rights has drastically changed with many states already placing restrictions or outright bans on the practice of abortions with no exemptions for rape, incest, or danger to the well-being of the patient.
Since the Supreme Court agreed to consider Mississippi’s ban, multiple states have passed previability bans.
President Joe Biden acknowledged that the potential decision in Dobbs would have consequences for other civil and human rights issues.