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Local lawmakers react to Supreme Court abortion ruling

Local Democrats oppose the decision which overturns Roe v. Wade, Republicans support - FOX 9's Adam Klepp reports

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Arizona abortion law that is about to go into effect bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

It’s similar to the Mississippi law that was at the center of this Supreme Court case.

And with this decision, Arizona lawmakers could look to restrict abortions even further or outlaw them altogether.

State Representative Paul Gosar, a Republican who represents part of Yuma said in part:

“There is nothing in the constitution that provides the right to have an abortion.”

- Rep. Paul Gosar

Local congressman Raul Grijalva took a different stance, saying:

“Today, the far-right Supreme Court majority voted to strike down Roe v. Wade and overturn nearly 50 years of precedent that guarantees safe and legal abortions, despite Americans’ broad support for abortion rights.”

- Rep. Raul Grijalva

Arizona lawmakers could take the existing state abortion law a step further, and outlaw it completely.

Something state representative Tim Dunn told me he could potentially support after an early Supreme Court opinion draft leak in May showed the court was looking to overturn abortion precedent.

“I would vote for tightening that up further, but I’m also a realist and understand we’d have to get something passed to limit that,” Dunn said on May 3rd.

It remains to be seen if Arizona lawmakers will put in place a new bill in this current session that could enforce abortions even further than the bill passed earlier this year.

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