Attorney Andy Gaona

Major abortion rights groups are launching a bid to enshrine abortion protections into the Arizona Constitution through a voter initiative that would appear on the ballot in 2024. Andy Gaona, head of Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally recognized elections, political, and public law practice and attorney representing the abortion rights effort, was called on by the Washington Post for commentary on this historic effort.

Andy told the Washington Post that initiatives are a fundamental part of Arizona’s history, and that this recent effort fits squarely within the initiative power’s use when elected representatives fail to respond to their constituents. Indeed, a ballot measure approved shortly after statehood secured women’s suffrage rights.

An experienced political, election, and constitutional law attorney, Andy has played a critical role in the practice’s biggest cases over the past eight years, and represents clients in a variety of state and local government matters. He has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, in 2022, he was named to Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and recognized as an Arizona Capitol Times Leader of the Year in the Law category. He’s joined in representing this effort by Austin Yost and Michael Aguirre.

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