Indigenous communities navigate abortion after Roe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Abortion was never readily available to Indigenous women, and the reversal of Roe v. Wade made it worse. States with some of the largest Indigenous populations also have some of the strictest restrictions on abortion.

Sandy Harris, left, and Jonnette Paddy, right, with Indigenous Women Rising talk about abortion care and reproductive health with attendees at the “Women Are Sacred” conference on June 27, 2023, in Albuquerque, N.M. (Photo by Noel Lyn Smith/News21)

Christian lawmakers push battle over church and state after Roe

A group of Christian lawmakers has been busy reshaping America’s relationship with abortion, LGBTQ issues and religion. But their ultimate goal – bridging the separation between church and state – is far more ambitious.


‘We are fighting for our lives’: Experts worry criminalization of pregnancy will rise post-Roe

Even before the reversal of Roe v. Wade last year, actions to criminalize behavior during pregnancy occurred across the country. Now, experts worry they’ll see far more cases.


Kyle Larson, Dale Jarrett team up in Phoenix to supercharge Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

PHOENIX – NASCAR stars Dale Jarrett and Kyle Larson visited Phoenix Children's Hospital in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – a cause the drivers cherish from their personal experiences.

All eyes were on the NASCAR Cup Series Championship trophy at Arizona Biltmore, where NASCAR drivers took a break from racing to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital. (Photo by Sam Volante/Cronkite News)

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ face new regulations – but also gain support – after Roe

So-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which often work to persuade pregnant people not to have abortions, are facing new regulations but also getting an infusion of money after the reversal of Roe v. Wade.


Catholic hospital mergers threaten access to reproductive care – even in abortion ‘safe havens’

Mergers between Catholic and secular health systems are limiting access to reproductive health care – even in states considered abortion safe havens.


Birth center closure could stress health care in area dominated by Catholic hospitals

Hospitals have been cutting maternity services and closing doors across the country for decades, creating health care deserts. The family-planning policies in Catholic hospitals exacerbate service gaps.


White House plan to negotiate drug prices could affect 165,000 Arizonans

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration targeted 10 prescription drugs Tuesday as part of the first-ever Medicare price negotiation, a move that it said could benefit 9 million beneficiaries - including 165,000 in Arizona.


‘How sick is sick enough?’ Abortion bans leave providers and patients questioning when care is OK

While the abortion debate often centers on elective procedures, many happen because of medical emergencies or to end a pregnancy where a baby would not live long, if at all. Yet post-Roe, pregnant individuals have been unable to get needed care because of bans that have left doctors unsure of what procedures they can perform.


‘This is a long game’: A year after Roe, abortion access fight moves to blue states like New Mexico

CLOVIS, N.M. – As more states pass abortion bans, providers and patients have flocked to New Mexico, a sanctuary for abortion rights. The anti-abortion movement has followed.


State Supreme Court to hear abortion case; providers vow business as usual

WASHINGTON - Arizona abortion providers said Thursday they will conduct business as usual while the state Supreme Court considers a challenge to state law that could lead to the restoration of a 19th-century ban on abortion.


Maternal mortality soars in U.S., state; Black, Native women hardest hit

WASHINGTON - Maternal death rates more than doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S., with Black and Indigenous women continuing to see mortality rates that far exceeded other groups - a pattern that was repeated in Arizona, according to a recent study.