Phoenix, AZ — In a major win for abortion rights and patient freedom, the Arizona for Abortion Access campaign submitted more than 820,000 signatures to qualify a ballot measure that would restore reproductive rights for millions of patients across the Southwest. More than 1 in 5 registered voters in Arizona signed petitions to put the measure on the ballot.

The campaign, supported by the Fairness Project, has been working since September to collect the necessary number of signatures to put their constitutional amendment before voters this fall. If passed, the amendment will establish a fundamental right to abortion and prevent the state from limiting access to abortion or penalizing anyone who assists another person in accessing an abortion.

“An astonishing signature collection effort from volunteers, organizers, advocates, patients, and providers in Arizona has made this moment possible, and we’re thrilled to be part of it,” said Fairness Project Executive Director Kelly Hall. “While extreme politicians in Phoenix have allowed a 15-week abortion ban to block patients from getting the care they need, the Arizona for Abortion Access campaign has worked tirelessly to let voters have a say in their own health care decisions. The enthusiasm we’ve seen from Arizona voters for this constitutional amendment is unprecedented, and we’re ready to stand with them through Election Day and restore the reproductive freedom they deserve.”

The Fairness Project has committed more than $15 million this cycle to support abortion rights ballot measure campaigns. After helping to lead a successful campaign to secure reproductive rights in Ohio last year, the Fairness Project is working with advocates to advance similar ballot measures in several states including ArizonaFloridaMissouri, and Montana. The Fairness Project also supported constitutional amendments protecting reproductive freedom in Michigan and Vermont in 2022.

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