A Constitutional Amendment
AMENDING ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION BY ADDING SECTION 12.1; RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Arizona
Section 1. Article II, Constitution of Arizona is amended by adding Section 12.1, as follows:
Section 12.1. Right to Reproductive Freedom
A. Every individual has a fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which entails the right to make and effectuate decisions about all matters relating to pregnancy, including but not limited to prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care.
B. Neither the state nor any political subdivision shall restrict, penalize, frustrate or otherwise interfere with the exercise of the right to reproductive freedom, including: any individual’s access to contraception; pre-viability medical and surgical termination of pregnancy; or medical and surgical termination of pregnancy when necessary to preserve the individual’s health or life.
C. Neither the state nor any political subdivision shall restrict, penalize, frustrate or otherwise interfere with a qualified, licensed healthcare professional providing medical services or any person providing non-medical services necessary for the exercise of the right to reproductive freedom.
D. The term “viability” means the point in a pregnancy at which, in the good-faith medical judgment of a qualified, licensed healthcare professional, based on the particular facts of the case before the healthcare professional, there is a reasonable likelihood of sustained fetal survival outside the uterus with or without artificial support.