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Arizona | In the News

Featured Blog
"Coalition Calls on Obama To End Taxpayer-Funded Religious Discrimination" (Dusenbery, Feministing, 8/20).

Under Emergency Rule, Ariz. Abortion Providers Must Report on Fetal Tissue Donation
Under an emergency rule filed on Friday, Arizona abortion providers now must disclose to the state how they handle fetal tissue, Capitol Media Services/KJZZ reports.

Ariz. Court Hears Arguments in Case Challenging Medication Abortion Restrictions
An Arizona court on Friday heard arguments in a case challenging a state law that restricts medication abortion, Capitol Media Services/Arizona Daily Star reports.

Ariz. Health Official Files Emergency Rule on Fetal Tissue Donation
Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, has submitted an emergency rule to the state attorney general's office that would require abortion clinics in the state to report on how they handle fetal tissue, Capitol Media Services/Arizona Capitol Times reports.

Featured Blogs
"Anti-Abortion Activists Trying To Pretend Women in Texas No Longer Have Right To Choose," (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 8/9); "Planned Parenthood Investigations Uncovering No Wrongdoing," (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 8/6); "I Had an Abortion at Planned Parenthood -- and I'm Not Ashamed," (Rhiannon, Salon, 8/10).

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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 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.

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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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

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.

Arizona | More Information

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