For Immediate Release
March 30, 2022
EMILY's List Statement on Arizona's Dangerous 15-week Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on Gov. Doug Ducey signing into law a harmful and dangerous abortion restriction that seeks to outlaw abortion for Arizonans after 15 weeks of pregnancy:
“Today, Gov. Ducey and legislative Republicans have stripped millions in Arizona of the constitutional right to choice. This law is a stark reminder of why it is so critical that Arizona elect a pro-choice governor in November. EMILYs List is proud to support Arizona’s current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has been a powerful advocate for reproductive health care and a champion for all Arizonans and will carry those values into the governor’s office.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.