After the Supreme Court rendered its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned Roe v. Wade, pro-abortion advocates and Democrat politicians unleashed their professional protestors in State Capitals across the nation.
Arizona Capitol pic.twitter.com/sf8UcFvByD
— Michelle Ugenti-RITA (@MichelleUgenti) June 25, 2022
According to Arizona Republic, the state has two trigger laws on the books that allow the banning of abortion within the state. It is unclear whether such a ban would prevail.
Channel 12 News is reporting live from the Capitol:
Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Arizona State Capitol in downtown Phoenix in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday.
The Supreme Court decision ends nearly 50 years of federally guaranteed access to abortion and will have long-term consequences for reproductive health.
But the protest turned raucous, as flash bangs and tear gas erupted outside of the building:
— Bianca Buono (@BiancaBuono) June 25, 2022
Brahm Resnik, another News 12 reporter tweeted that the business of the Senate had been disrupted.
UPDATE Arizona Senate vote 16-10 to approve expansion of school vouchers to every student in the state. Bill now goes to governor for signing. Public school advocates are expected to challenge. #HB2853 pic.twitter.com/jAWYQXOXEC
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) June 25, 2022
Camryn Sanchez, another Capital reporter updated on the situation. Sanchez stated that while they were not allowed to evacuate, the building itself was secure.
Abortion protest tried to get into the senate and we locked down but I think everyone is safe.
— Camryn Sanchez (@CamrynSanchezAZ) June 25, 2022
Even though the building was not breached, the unrest was enough for Arizona to declare the protest an unlawful assembly.
Arizona Sen. Kelly Townsend tweeted that the body is finishing its work.
Everyone is okay, and we are finishing our work. pic.twitter.com/Y4ijQkaN2U
— Senator Kelly Townsend 🇺🇸 (@AZKellyT) June 25, 2022
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