Mar 31, 2022

Arizona's Governor Passes Multiple Bills Concerning Abortion, Gender, and Citizenship

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Arizona's Governor Passes Multiple Bills Concerning Abortion, Gender, and Citizenship

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Pro-life measures: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a 15-week abortion ban. “In Arizona, we know there is immeasurable value in every life — including preborn life,” Ducey said in a signing letter. “I believe it is each state’s responsibility to protect them.” Florida lawmakers passed a similar bill that Gov. Ron Desantis is expected to pass.

Protecting girl's sports: Another bill passed by Gov. Ducey will ban transgender girls—biological males—from playing on girls’ sports teams. “Every young Arizona athlete should have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities that give them a sense of belonging and allow them to grow and thrive,” Ducey said.

Banning gender reassignment surgeries for minors: The bill passed by Gov. Ducey ensures “that individuals undergoing irreversible gender reassignment surgery are of adult age.” Progressive democrats argue that the legislation removes parental rights to put children through irreversible surgery.

Requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote: The bill will require all Arizonans to provide proof of citizenship and residency to register to vote for federal elections. Arizona residents are already required to provide evidence for state elections. Progressives argue that it will result in voter suppression.

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