Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Ducey is the latest governor to sign legislation preserving life and protecting rights of the unborn.
Idaho passed a bill modeling the Texas heartbeat law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
The Florida Senate passed legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
“In Arizona, we know there is immeasurable value in every life, including preborn life,” Ducey said. “I believe it is each state’s responsibility to protect them.”
Ducey also signed a bill prohibiting gender confirmation surgery for minors and biological males from competing in girl’s sports, NBC News reports.
The measures signed by Gov. Doug Ducey will outlaw abortion after 15 weeks if the U.S. Supreme Court allows it, prohibit gender confirmation surgery for minors and ban transgender girls from playing on girls sports teams.
Bills targeting abortion and transgender rights have been popular with the conservative base in states where Republicans dominate but could be politically risky in a battleground state where Democrats have made significant inroads.
The Arizona abortion legislation mirrors a Mississippi law now being considered by the nation’s high court. The bill explicitly says it does not overrule a state law in place for more than 100 years that would ban abortion outright if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that enshrined the right to abortion in law.