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BREAKING: Arizona State Senator Eva Burch Announces Her Plans to Get an Abortion on the Arizona Senate Floor

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Democrats are trying to protect reproductive rights while Republicans take them away

WASHINGTON — Just now, Arizona Democratic Senator Eva Burch announced her plans to utilize reproductive care on the Arizona Senate floor. 

Citing her heartbreaking story of her pregnancy becoming unviable, Senator Burch said the following during her floor speech:

“I don’t think people should have to justify their abortions, but I’m choosing to talk about why I made this decision because I want us to be able to have meaningful conversations about the reality of how the work we do in this body impacts people in the real world…All that the legislature has done is to nurture distrust and confusion in the relationship between patients and providers.”

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Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee National Press Secretary Sam Paisley issued the following statement:

“Arizona Senator Eva Burch sharing her decision to get an abortion is the epitome of courage. No woman should have to go through the emotional and physical hurdles she described – Arizona Republicans have passed unnecessary burdens on abortion care that put women in danger. Senator Burch’s story is powerful, but it is sadly not unique — patients across Arizona have to jump through hoops to get the care they need. There are very real, and sometimes even deadly, consequences to the attacks on reproductive freedom that Republicans across the country have launched. The DLCC commends Senator Burch for her advocacy and stands ready to defeat alarming GOP extremism in state legislatures in Arizona and across the country.”

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.