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Arizona | In the News

Supreme Court Declines To Review Ariz. Medication Abortion Restrictions, Leaving Law Blocked for Now
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a federal appeals court's decision that blocked an Arizona law restricting medication abortion, meaning that the law will remain unenforced for now, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

Ariz. Threatens Inspection of NARAL Official's House After Anonymous False Complaint
Working off an anonymous online tip, Arizona health officials incorrectly told an abortion-rights advocate that her house could be inspected as a health care facility under a state antiabortion-rights law (HB 2284), the Arizona Republic reports.

Concern Over Ariz. Antiabortion-Rights Law Prompts School District To Remove 'Abortion' Section From Textbook
A school district in Arizona voted last week to modify a textbook used in honors biology classes because of concern that the book presents abortion in a way that violates a state law, the Arizona Republic reports.

Report: States' Abortion Restrictions Tied to Worse Health Outcomes for Women, Children
States that have enacted more abortion restrictions tend to fare worse on women and children's health outcomes and have fewer policies in place that support their health and well-being, according to a report released Wednesday by Ibis Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Huffington Post reports.

Ariz. Petitions Supreme Court To Undo Stay on Medication Abortion Restrictions
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne (R) has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision that blocked the state's medication abortion restrictions while a lawsuit continues, the AP/AZCentral 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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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.

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