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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation requiring abortion clinics to ask women if they are victims of sex assault, incest or sex trafficking and provide them with ways to contact law enforcement if they say yes.

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The Republican-controlled Arizona Senate on Thursday approved to legislation increasing reporting requirements for abortion providers and a second bill allowing a parent to use embryos from a marriage even after a divorce.

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A proposal to boost abortion reporting by doctors, hospitals and the state's Medicaid plan is so far the only piece of legislation targeting the contentious issue before the Arizona Legislature this year.

The Arizona Senate has voted to require doctors who perform abortions to try to revive the fetus if it shows any sign of life and have equipment on hand to do so.

Backers of Senate Bill 1367 said the legislation is needed to ensure that babies born alive are given life-saving care. Opponents say fetuses can't be saved at the stage when abortions are legal, but backers contest that claim.

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The incoming speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives has hired the top attorney for a powerful anti-abortion group as general counsel for the legislative chamber.

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