Arizona

Arizona | In the News

Medical groups voice concern over medication abortion 'reversal' laws
Several states have passed legislation requiring abortion providers to tell women seeking medication abortion the medically unfounded claim that the abortion can be reversed, spurring concerns from medical groups, STAT News reports.

Ariz. antiabortion-rights group proposes amendment to alter medication abortion regulations
An antiabortion-rights public policy group is seeking to change the regulation of medication abortion by amending an Arizona bill (SB 1112), the Arizona Republic reports.

Obama administration warns states that Medicaid cuts to abortion providers could violate federal law
In a letter sent Tuesday, the Obama administration warned officials in every state that efforts to cut abortion providers out of Medicaid could violate federal law, the Washington Post reports.

NYT op-ed delves into the proliferation of antiabortion-rights laws, highlights Ariz. medication abortion restriction
"With the exception of the West Coast and most (but not all) of the Northeast, recently enacted abortion restrictions can be found almost everywhere" in the United States, Linda Greenhouse writes in a New York Times opinion piece.

CQ Magazine examines conservative states' attempts to defund abortion providers
Conservative states are employing several different strategies to block abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving public funding, CQ Magazine 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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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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