Home / courts / Court to hear Arizona abortion drug limits case

Court to hear Arizona abortion drug limits case

jA federal appeals court panel is set to hear arguments on the legality of Arizona’s new rules limiting the use of abortion-inducting drugs.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an injunction blocking the rules from going into effect last month. The panel will hold a hearing on the case Tuesday.

The rules limit where and how women can take abortion-inducing drugs and block their use after the seventh week of pregnancy. Women can now use the drugs into their ninth week.

Lawyers for Arizona want the court to allow the rules to be implemented. Lawyers representing Planned Parenthood of Arizona want the injunction kept in place.

The restrictions were released in January by state health officials to implement part of a 2012 state law.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Check Also

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke of hope and a leader who needs to be smart and generous at Phoenix Convention Center. (Photo by Kristiana Faddoul/Cronkite News)

First lady calls Trump’s debate remark ‘insult to Americans’

Michelle Obama said that Donald Trump’s refusal to say he’d accept November 8 election results if he loses is an insult to millions of Americans who are voting in the presidential election.