Mi Familia Vota responds to Arizona court upholding state’s 1864 total abortion ban


April 9, 2024

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WASHINGTON D.C.— The Arizona Supreme Court Tuesday recently upheld a 160-year-old law outlawing abortions at any stage of pregnancy unless the patient’s life is in danger, with no exceptions for rape or incest. In response to this court ruling, Héctor Sánchez Barba the President and CEO of Mi Familia Vota, released the following statement:

What is happening in Arizona is not a fluke, but a part of a broader strategy of MAGA Republicans who are determined to take away the reproductive rights of women all over the country. This is why elections matter, Donald Trump helped get rid of Roe V. Wade, and now his lackeys in Arizona are working to remove women’s rights to an abortion forever. 

This is precisely why we need a national, not regional, patchwork of laws enshrining a woman's right to choose. As we saw in Florida which also just saw MAGA Republicans try to restrict reproductive rights, Arizonans deserve the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions. These private and personal decisions belong in the hands of patients, their families, and their providers—not politicians. 

This is not the end of this fight. We will organize on the ground in Arizona and make our voices heard at the ballot box in November. 


 Mi Familia Vota’s mission is to advance the Latino community’s policy priorities, by mobilizing Latino power, through year-round activation of the electorate, and investment in local infrastructure.

Mi Familia en Acción’s mission is to build Latino power, through activation of the community and year-round investment in local infrastructure, to advance our priorities. Both organizations have operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and Texas and expansion efforts are underway in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.