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An Arizona lawmaker announced she was getting an abortion. Here's what happened next /2024/03/27/1241107949/arizona-lawmaker-abortion-senate-eva-burch-15-week-ban-ballot-measure-amendment

For the first 25 minutes, the Arizona Senate's floor session on March 18th was unremarkable.

Then, state Sen. Eva Burch stood up and announced to her colleagues that she was pregnant, and planned to get an abortion.

Detailing a deeply personal medical history of past miscarriages, Burch told her fellow lawmakers that she made the decision to seek an abortion after discovering that her fetus is not viable.

"I don't think people should have to justify their abortions," Burch, a Democrat, told the chamber.