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What U.S. looks like a year after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of a monumental decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that established a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. 

Without that protection in place, the year has seen upheaval in reproductive rights. Many states have significantly reduced access to abortion, while others have expanded it. Many people who have seen their rights diminish have gone to the polls to voice their anger. 

In Arizona, the impact was felt immediately. In the days following the Dobbs decision, abortion access here was stopped, then resumed and stopped again as the courts decided what law should take precedent here.

Now, abortion is legal in Arizona up to 15 weeks of pregnancy. 

On Friday, Gov. Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, signed an executive order giving state Attorney General Kris Mayes — also a Democrat — power over attempted prosecution of abortion laws. 

Shefali Luthra, health reporter for The 19th, who has been covering the topic from all angles, joined The Show to talk more about it.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.