Arizona legislature continues to navigate abortion next steps, Senate bill now in play

(The Center Square) – The Arizona State Legislature did not repeal an abortion law created in 1864 banning nearly all abortions on Wednesday for the second week in a row. However, the Senate did begin the process on a new bill Wednesday.  

On the House side, a motion to get House Bill 2677 to go straight to the floor for a vote failed twice, as Democratic Reps. Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton and Alma Hernandez made motions but it got shot down during roll call votes over whether the motion was even allowed to be made. There were two other unsuccessful attempts made last week, The Center Square reported. 

On the Senate side, Sen. Anna Hernandez, D-Phoenix, successfully made a motion for a late introduction of bills. That bill, Senate Bill 1734, went through its first reading on Wednesday afternoon, and it is expected to have second and
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