Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs condemns Republicans by tracing state’s abortion law to Dobbs decision

Gov. Katie Hobbs (D-AZ) blamed Republicans for the state’s abortion ban, tracing it back to 2022’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court decision.

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld an 1864 law banning abortions in nearly all cases, only making exceptions when the mother faces immediate life-threatening conditions. Despite denouncements from many of the state’s Republicans, Hobbs condemned them for the decision, laying the blame squarely at their feet.

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs speaks to reporters at the state Capitol in Phoenix on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (AP Photo/Jonathan Copper)

“The fact is that some of the Republicans right now, who are saying that this decision went too far, are the same politicians who celebrated the Dobbs decision, which paved the way for this court ruling today,” she said in an interview with CNN. “And the speaker
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