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Judge dismisses challenge to Arizona abortion law

A Planned Parenthood Arizona lawsuit challenging a 2009 state law restricting abortion services has been dismissed.

An order signed by a judge Monday implements an agreement between the abortion provider and anti-abortion groups. The agreement stems from a state Court of Appeals ruling in August that upheld most of the challenged provisions of the 2009 law.

Those provisions are now in effect. They include requirements for an in-person briefing by a physician to a woman getting an abortion and a ban on non-physicians performing surgical abortions.

Planned Parenthood had announced previously it would not appeal the Court of Appeals ruling.

There’s still a lawsuit pending that challenges 2011 abortion restrictions that include a prohibition against non-physicians performing medication abortions.

However, provisions of the 2011 law also have taken effect.

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