Arizona’s pro-life movement is considering a proposal to outlaw abortion once a heartbeat is detected in a fetus, an idea that is designed to directly confront Roe v. Wade, the landmark court ruling that ensures a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy.Read More »
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A Planned Parenthood Arizona lawsuit challenging a 2009 state law restricting abortion services has been dismissed.Read More »
The number of abortions performed in Arizona dropped by about a third in September after implementation of new state restrictions and requirements.Read More »
Beth Otterstein, a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood Arizona’s clinic here, says patients sometimes break down and cry when they hear the news: If they want abortions, they now have to travel to Phoenix for a 15-minute consultation with a doctor and then stay overnight to have the procedure. It’s an expense that some can’t afford, and no other facility in the area provides abortions.Read More »
New abortion restrictions are taking effect in Arizona in the wake of legal challenges that so far have failed to block provisions of state laws enacted this year and in 2009.Read More »
It has not been a good month for Planned Parenthood.
On Aug. 12, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled as constitutional a 2009 law that imposed a number of restrictions on abortion procedures, lifting a two-year-old injunction and opening the law for enforcement.
An appellate court ruling last week upholding a pair of 2009 abortion laws has led Planned Parenthood of Arizona to withdraw an attempt to have the courts block two laws created this year and end abortion services at seven clinics in rural Arizona.Read More »
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Arizona and the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a new state law that prohibits entities from qualifying as charitable organizations if they provide, pay for, promote or refer patients for abortions.Read More »
The Arizona Court of Appeals today found two 2009 abortion laws to be constitutional and scratched a lower court’s order banning them from taking effect.Read More »
WASHINGTON – A sharp drop in surgical abortion procedures in Arizona has been offset in recent years by a corresponding rise in nonsurgical procedures — the abortion pill.Read More »