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Arizona Senate passes bill limiting medication abortion

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The Arizona Senate has passed a bill limiting the use of the most common abortion-inducing drug.

Senate Bill 1324 would bar doctors from prescribing the drug known as RU-486 after seven weeks of pregnancy. Food and Drug Administration labeling calls for that limit but it is commonly used up to nine weeks into a pregnancy.

The bill also would require abortion drugs to be taken only in FDA-approved doses and in a clinic, not at home. Most abortions are now done at much lower RU-486 doses, with the second done at home.

Courts have blocked a similar 2012 law.

One Democrat joined all 17 Republicans present Thursday in voting for the bill. It now goes to the House.

Republicans who control the Legislature take up anti-abortion measures every year.

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