AZ Gov. Hobbs Vetoes Bill Barring Infanticide

  • Arizona Gov Katie Hobbs has vetoed a bill that would protect newborns who survive abortions from infanticide.
  • Arizona Senate Bill 1600 requires medical professionals to provide life-saving medical care to any infant who is born alive, including one born in an abortion. Those who neglect to do so could face criminal charges.
  • The state Senate passed the bill in February and the state House recently approved it 32-26 with support from Republicans and one Democrat, state Rep. Lydia Hernandez, D-Phoenix.
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