AZ Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Katie Hobbs Would Put No Restrictions on Abortion

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az candidate katie hobbs supports no limits on abortion

Arizona Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Katie Hobbs was asked if she would place a week limit on abortion in the state of Arizona – to which she responded there would be no limits in place, allowing a mother to abort her unborn child until the moment of birth

CBS News hosted Hobbs on “Face the Nation” on Monday. The host began by asking the candidate questions on abortion. 

Host: “What would the Hobbs administration’s week limit be for abortion access? If it’s not fifteen weeks, what is it?”

Hobbs: “Look, abortion is a very personal decision that belongs between a woman and her doctor. The government and politicians don’t belong in that decision. We need to let doctors perform the care that they are trained, and take an oath to perform.”

Host: “So if an Arizona voter were to conclude from your previous answer that you do not favor any specific week limit on abortion, would they be correct?” 

Hobbs: “I support leaving the decision between a woman and her doctor, and leaving politicians entirely out of it.” 

Hobbs’ support of unlimited abortion harkens back to 2019 when then-governor of Virginia Ralph Northam came out in favor of abortion until the moment of birth (in his case, he even showed support for “post-birth” abortion, considered infanticide by many). 

Hobbs’ opponent, Kari Lake, takes a different position on abortion, stating on her campaign website, “I am pro-life and believe that every life, starting at conception, is worth saving.” 

Abortion has become a hot topic following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Some political pundits credit recent Democratic polling strength to the issue of abortion access, while others say that the economy, increasing inflation, rising food costs, and prospects of war abroad will eclipse any spotlight on abortion in the midterms.

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