Arizona

Arizona | In the News

Ariz. Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Restrict Medication Abortion
Arizona lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill (SB 1324) that aims to restrict medication abortion after a similar state law was ruled unconstitutional, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

NYT Urges SCOTUS To Uphold Women's Constitutional Protections, Rule Against Abortion Restrictions
Calling on the Supreme Court to protect women's right to abortion, a New York Times editorial states, "How many laws making it harder to get an abortion will pass before the Supreme Court sees them for what they are -- part of a tireless, coordinated nationwide assault on the right of women to control what happens with their own bodies without the interference of politicians?"

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Arguments Against Ariz. Law Banning Abortion for Race, Sex
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit brought by two civil rights groups seeking to challenge a law (HB 2442) banning abortion based on the sex or race of a fetus, the AP/Arizona Republic reports.

CDC Released Sexuality Education Score Card for U.S. High Schools, Middle Schools
A CDC report published Wednesday finds that fewer than 50% of high schools and about 20% of middle schools address the 16 sexuality education topics recommended by CDC, according to HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Ariz. Law Banning Abortion for Race, Sex
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday heard arguments to determine if two civil rights groups had the legal standing to challenge a law (HB 2442) banning abortion based on the sex or race of a fetus, 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 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.

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.

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