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Arizona | In the News

Ariz. Health Department Dismisses Citation Against Planned Parenthood Center
Arizona officials have dismissed a citation issued to a Phoenix-area Planned Parenthood clinic after the center implemented small changes to address issues found in a surprise inspection earlier this year, the AP/KJZZ reports.

States Slow Pace of Antiabortion-Rights Legislation, But Restrictions Up Overall, Guttmacher Report Shows
States passed fewer abortion restrictions in the first half of this year compared with the same time period in any of the past three years, but state laws restricting abortion access continue to vastly outnumber those expanding access, according to a report released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, Vox reports.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Ariz. Medication Abortion Law
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday said that Arizona's medication abortion restrictions appear unconstitutional and should be blocked while a lawsuit over them continues, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Federal Appeals Court Questions Ariz. Medication Abortion Law
A federal appeals court on Tuesday considered whether to continue blocking an Arizona medication abortion measure from taking effect, the Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times reports.

Ariz. Gov. Brewer Signs Bill Allowing Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill (HB 2284) that allows the state to conduct unannounced abortion clinic inspections without a warrant, the Arizona Republic 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.

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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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. Humble
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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.

NAACP v. Horne
Challenge to a 2011 Arizona law that prohibits providing an abortion to women seeking the procedure because they do not want to give birth to a child of a certain gender or race.

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

Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Betlach
Challenge brought in federal court to Arizona law that prohibits public family planning funds from going to abortion providers or entities affiliated with abortion providers.

Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Horne
Challenge to 2010 Arizona abortion clinic licensing regulations that effectively prohibit qualified nurse practitioners from providing first-trimester surgical abortion and medication abortion, prohibit qualified physician assistants from providing medication abortion, and impose medically unnecessary and inappropriate clinical requirements on the provision of medication abortion.

Arizona | More Information

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