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VIDEO: Arizona Dem Candidate Wants Abortion Up Until Birth

Gubernatorial hopeful Katie Hobbs also breaks with state's Dem senators to oppose Title 42

• April 6, 2022 1:00 pm

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Democratic Arizona gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs in an interview with local news show Politics Unplugged refused to say whether she supports any restriction on abortion.

In a segment on Arizona's ban on abortions after 15 weeks, interviewer Dennis Welch asked Hobbs, "Where do you draw the line?"

"Women deserve access to abortion care. Abortion is health care," Hobbs responded. "If I'm elected governor, that's what folks are getting."

"But where do you draw the line, though?" Welch asked again. "If it's not 15 weeks, is it 24 weeks? Where do you draw the line where you say abortions after this point in time, no, it's a no-go?"

"Abortion is a personal decision between a woman and her family and her doctor, and that's something that needs to be discussed in the medical exam room, not by politicians," Hobbs said.

Hobbs's comments come days after a Wall Street Journal poll found that a plurality of Americans support banning abortions after 15 weeks.

Hobbs in the same interview said she opposes Title 42, the provision that allows Border Patrol agents to immediately expel illegal immigrants because of COVID-19. The Biden administration on Friday repealed Title 42 over the objections of Republicans and some Democrats, including Arizona senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema.

The Department of Homeland Security acknowledges that ending that policy will cause an unprecedented surge of migrants at the southern border, the Washington Free Beacon has reported.

Fifty-six percent of voters oppose Biden's repeal of Title 42, a Morning Consult/Politico poll found, making it the president's most unpopular decision yet.

Hobbs, who has positioned herself as a progressive in Arizona's gubernatorial race, is already facing one scandal. Two juries found that the state Senate discriminated and retaliated against former staffer Talonya Adams when it fired her.

Adams said Hobbs, then the chamber's top Democrat, "handled the firing, deflected blame, and tried to dismantle her character," Fox 10 Phoenix reported.