Katie Hobbs Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

PHOENIX — Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which strikes down 50 years of precedent that protected the right to abortion in America:

“Knowing that this day was coming doesn’t dull the pain. I am heartbroken and I am angry. Republican extremists have plotted for decades to install partisan judges at every level of the judicial system with the goal of ending women’s fundamental freedom to choose our own health care. But we still have a choice 一 at the ballot this November. Governors are now the final line of defense to protect access to safe and legal abortion, and it’s never been more urgent to vote for pro-choice champions at the state level. As governor, I will use my veto pen to block any legislation that compromises the right to choose, and I will do everything in my power to secure women’s rights for the next generation.”

Hobbs has a long legislative record of supporting access to reproductive health care and recently released her “Bans Off Arizona” plan to protect and expand access to abortion, reproductive care, and family planning.

She has repeatedly called on Governor Ducey and the legislature to immediately repeal the 1901 law that effectively bans all abortion and criminalizes medical professionals who administer those health care services. She is committed to ensuring that the decision to have a child rests solely between a woman and her doctor, not the government or politicians.