10 Apr 2024

Arizona reinstates abortion ban from 1864

Washington Correspondent

It was a time before the West was truly won, nearly 50 years before statehood and six decades before women would get the vote. Arizona in 1864 was a wild and inhospitable place, but it did have laws, including one which banned abortion in nearly all circumstances.

Now, 160 years on, Arizona’s Supreme Court has decided to revive that law, leading to a furious backlash as abortion becomes a major topic in the upcoming Presidential election.