December 3, 2021 Press Releases

Doug Ducey: “Court Needs To Do Its Job” and Overturn Roe v. Wade

PHOENIX –  Yesterday, Governor Doug Ducey confirmed that he is no friend of women and backs the recent spate of horrendous, archaic, and unpopular efforts to ban abortion across the country.

Saying that the “court needs to do its job,” Ducey shared he hopes Roe v. Wade is overturned, directly threatening access to reproductive care in Arizona, where trigger laws are already in place to immediately criminalize abortions.

Ducey also said he “looks forward” to the state legislature’s further efforts to restrict access to abortion and reproductive care in the upcoming legislative session.

Read the full article here or check out some highlights around Ducey’s harmful and unpopular beliefs below:

  • The high court’s new conservative majority signaled it would allow states to ban abortion much earlier in pregnancy and may even overturn the nationwide right under Roe.

  • Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, an abortion opponent, said Wednesday he hopes the high court would do just that even if it means overturning decades of precedent.

  • “The court needs to do its job. The court needs to follow the Constitution,” Ducey said. “And when the court discovers that a mistake has been made in the past, the court has the right to correct it.”

  • Arizona is one of 26 states, all led by Republicans, that are either certain or likely to ban all abortions if Roe is overturned, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which advocates for reproductive rights.

  • The Arizona law says anyone who helps a woman obtain an abortion-inducing drug or performs or aids in a surgical abortion can be sentenced to two to five years in prison.

  • What the [state] law would look like … would of course depend on the Legislature, and I’d look forward to leading that session.”

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