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U.S. House Minority Whip Katherine Clark weighs in on Arizona's abortion rights fight

Democrats from across the country are continuing to focus on Arizona's abortion laws ahead of this year’s election. House Minority Whip Katherine Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, paid a visit to the crucial battleground state Thursday.

Clark joined Arizona Congressman Greg Stanton and leaders from several Arizona abortion rights groups for a roundtable discussion focused on reproductive health issues.

“It’s all on the ballot here in Arizona, with the ballot initiative you have that will protect reproductive health care and also the critical elections from the president to the Senate, to the House and local and state elections,” Clark said. "I'm very confident after being here just a short time that Arizona voters understand it's their personal freedom that is on the line." 

Democrats are hopeful that a  potential ballot measure to enshrine the right to abortion in the Arizona Constitution will drive voters to the polls in November.

Clark is among several prominent Democrats to visit Arizona to speak about abortion recently.  Vice President Kamala HarrisMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and  Sen. Mark Kelly have each held reproductive rights events in the state over the last several weeks. 

Katherine Davis-Young is a senior field correspondent reporting on a variety of issues, including public health and climate change.