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Reckon’s guide to abortion in Arizona

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the long-held right to an abortion for every America and left abortion access up to each state for the first time in 50 years. That led to most abortions being banned in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas, and other states, such as South Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee enforcing 6-week bans. We know more states have existing laws banning abortion that will soon take effect or will pass new laws to ban the procedure.

Information about abortion is changing quickly across the country. And in some states where abortion is already outlawed, healthcare professionals are navigating vague laws that raise questions about whether they’re able to share medically accurate information about the procedure.

Reckon is producing state-by-state guides to help our readers in states with bans understand where and how they can still find the science-based information they need about abortion. We relied on databases such as ineedana.com, talked to community-based abortion workers and verified information with local clinics.

Each guide includes information about current state law, information about the closest open abortion clinics and information about medication abortion.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the country’s leading membership organization for OB-GYNs, reiterated shortly before the Supreme Court ruling that abortion is essential healthcare.

Editor’s note: The abortion landscape is evolving rapidly. Our coverage reflects the most up-to-date information we have at the time of publication. Please contact us if you see anything in our stories that should be updated.

About the law

Type of ban: de facto ban. Most clinics have stopped providing abortions due to uncertain enforcement of a ban that preceded Roe v. Wade

Exceptions: N/A

Are there doctors in state currently providing abortions? Yes

There is not a new law banning abortion in Arizona, but some of the largest abortion providers in the state, including seven Planned Parenthoods, are not providing abortions because Arizona attorney general Mark Brnovich has indicated an abortion ban passed in 1901 could be enforceable.

The old law, enacted 11 years before Arizona became a state, says anyone who helps someone obtain an abortion can be sentenced to two to five years in prison. The law makes an exception if the life of the mother is at risk.

In March, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy that will go into effect in September.

Who will enforce abortion-related laws? State Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a statement saying that the 1901 abortion ban is enforceable and that he would soon file for the removal of the injunction that has blocked it from going into effect for the last 50 years.

Access to abortion medication via telemedicine

Arizona law has a separate law banning abortion medications via telemedicine. The most common medication is mifepristone. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has said that states cannot ban mifepristone because it has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Aidaccess.org, an international nonprofit, provides doctor-led consultations and mails abortion pills to any state in the country.

ACOG recommends a combined mifepristone–misoprostol regimen for a medication abortion up to 10 weeks gestation, which, according to the organization, can safely be administered at home.

Closest abortion provider to major metro areas in Arizona (as identified by ineedana.com)

Mesa metro area

Desert Star Family Planning

  • Address: 5501 N 19th Ave., Ste 420, Phoenix, AZ 85015
  • Phone: (480) 447-8857
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

Camelback Family Planning

  • Address: 4141 N. 32nd St., #105, Phoenix, AZ 85018
  • Phone: (602) 279-2337
  • Medication and in-clinic abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

A - Z Women’s Center

  • Address: 1670 E Flamingo Road, Ste C, Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Phone: (702) 892-0660
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions available up to 22 weeks

Safe & Sound for Women

  • Address: 5875 South Rainbow Blvd. Suite 201, Las Vegas, NV 89118
  • Phone: (702) 221-7233
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions available up to 16 weeks

Phoenix metro area

Camelback Family Planning

  • Address: 4141 N. 32nd St., #105, Phoenix, AZ 85018
  • Phone: (602) 279-2337
  • Medication and in-clinic abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

Desert Star Family Planning

  • Address: 5501 N 19th Ave., Suite 420, Phoenix, AZ 85015
  • Phone: (480) 447-8857
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

Choices Women’s Center

  • Address: 5240 E Knight Drive #112, Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Phone: (520) 210-8300
  • Medication abortion up to 10 weeks

Planned Parenthood, Imperial Valley Health Center

  • Address: 1463 South 4th St., El Centro, CA 92243
  • Phone: (760) 594-9100
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions up to 14 weeks

Tuscon metro area

Choices Women’s Center

  • Address: 5240 E Knight Drive #112, Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Phone: (520) 210-8300
  • Medication abortion up to 10 weeks

Camelback Family Planning

  • Address: 4141 N. 32nd St., #105, Phoenix, AZ 85018
  • Phone: (602) 279-2337
  • Medication and in-clinic abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

Desert Star Family Planning

  • Address: 5501 N 19th Ave., Suite 420, Phoenix, AZ 85015
  • Phone: (480) 447-8857
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

Planned Parenthood, Imperial Valley Health Center

  • Address: 1463 South 4th St., El Centro, CA 92243
  • Phone: (760) 594-9100
  • Medication and in-clinic surgical abortions up to 14 weeks

University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health

  • Address: 2301 Yale Blvd. SE, Building E, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: (505) 925-4455
  • Medication and in-clinic abortions available up to 23 weeks, 6 days

Additional resources:

A how-to-guide for understanding and maintaining digital privacy (Digital Defense Fund)

Identify the closest abortion provider(ineedana.com)

Find information on abortion pills (Plan C)

Learn more about abortion pills by mail (Aid Access)

Repro Legal Defense Fund covers bail and funds strong defenses for people targeted by police or prosecutors for ending their own pregnancy outside a clinical setting (Repro Legal Defense Fund)

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