Arizona

Arizona | In the News

Legal challenge to Ariz. medication abortion 'reversal' law concludes
A federal court has formally concluded a lawsuit challenging an Arizona policy that required doctors to tell women medically unproven information, the Arizona Republic reports.

Op-ed calls for 'evidence-based medicine to meet with evidence-based legislating'
Despite the Supreme Court's decision to strike down provisions in Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to update the label for medication abortion, Texas health officials in June "published a revised draft of the pamphlet that state law requires physicians to provide to all women seeking abortion services, reminding us that anti-choice politicians are still finding ways to interfere in patient-provider interactions," Liz Borkowski and Amy Allina write in an opinion piece for Rewire.

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"Arizona: If at first you don't succeed (at interfering with women's health care) try, try, and try again" (Lee, "Speak Freely," American Civil Liberties Union, 7/14).

ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge Ariz. law targeting funding for abortion providers
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against an Arizona law (HB 2599) that targets Medicaid funding for abortion providers, AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Largest OB-GYN network in Ariz. restricts referrals for abortion care
MomDoc, the largest OB-GYN network in Arizona, restricts the ability of employees to refer or discuss abortion care with patients, Rewire reports.

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Arizona | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Arizona.

NAACP v. Horne
Federal court challenge to a 2011 Arizona law that requires providers to certify that a patient's reasons for seeking abortion care are unrelated to the race or sex of the fetus.

Planned Parenthood Arizona Incorporated et al v. Humble
Federal court challenge to Arizona statute and implementing regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.

Planned Parenthood Arizona Incorporated et al. v. Brnovich
Federal court challenge to an Arizona law requiring doctors to tell their patients that medication abortion may be "reversible."

Planned Parenthood Arizona Inc. et al v. Humble (now Planned Parenthood v. Christ)
State court challenge to an Arizona law and related regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.

Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Betlach
Federal court challenge to an Arizona law that prohibits public family planning funds from going to abortion providers or entities affiliated with abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Horne
State court challenge to an Arizona law that effectively prohibits qualified nurse practitioners from providing first-trimester surgical abortion and medication abortion, prohibits qualified physician assistants from providing medication abortion, and imposes medically unnecessary and inappropriate clinical requirements on the provision of medication abortion.

Isaacson v. Horne
Challenge to an unconstitutional Arizona law that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks following the woman's last menstrual period.

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