Arizona

Arizona | In the News

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"Arizona: If at first you don't succeed (at interfering with women's health care) try, try, and try again" (Lee, "Speak Freely," American Civil Liberties Union, 7/14).

ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge Ariz. law targeting funding for abortion providers
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against an Arizona law (HB 2599) that targets Medicaid funding for abortion providers, AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Largest OB-GYN network in Ariz. restricts referrals for abortion care
MomDoc, the largest OB-GYN network in Arizona, restricts the ability of employees to refer or discuss abortion care with patients, Rewire reports.

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.

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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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regulations that impose restrictions on medication abortion and force abortion clinics to administer medication in an outdated manner.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

Arizona | More Information

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