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Arizona Abortion Laws

Until recently, Arizona law had few restrictions on abortion. In fact, Arizona’s favorite son, republican Sen. Barry Goldwater, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 1964, was a vocal supporter of abortion rights. Conservative politics prior to the 1980’s was mostly libertarian, and so, it was felt that restrictions on abortion were an encroachment on personal privacy and individual liberties. In recent years Arizona politics has shifted from libertarianism to religious conservatism which has included numerous restrictions on abortion.
The first of the Arizona Abortion Law changes was a requirement that minors obtain the consent on one of their parents before having an abortion which passed on 1996. The abortion law also includes the option of a minor obtaining a “judicial bypass” by appearing before a judge. If the bypass is granted, the minor may have an abortion without the consent of a parent. In 2002 the Arizona legislature passed a bill that banned physician assistants from performing surgical abortions.

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December 20, 2021

To Our Valued Patients,

Please see the below COVID 19 Patient Info:

A friendly reminder as the CDC updates COVID19 guidance: masks are still required in all healthcare settings, including our office. Read below for our current COVID19 protocols:

  • Only patients are allowed in the office. Minors may have a parent/guardian present to complete state-required consent paperwork
  • We screen for COVID-like symptoms and exposures; your appointment may be rescheduled pending a negative COVID test if you appear to have symptoms
  • You must wear an approved mask over your nose and mouth (no mesh, shields, half masks, etc) the entire time you are in our office. We are unable to see patients who do not wear their mask correctly.
  • Your driver must check in with the front desk before your procedure can be started. They will not be able to stay in the waiting room with you
  • If someone else is using their debit/credit card to pay for your services, they must come to the office with their ID to make payment, or we can send a PayPal invoice. They will not be able to stay in our waiting room with you

*We continue to follow CDC guidelines for healthcare settings. Our COVID-19 policies are non-negotiable to receive care in our office*