Arizona abortion restrictions to remain blocked

A federal appeals court has decided to continue blocking the nation's strictest restrictions on the use of abortion drugs.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Tuesday to keep in place the injunction against Arizona's new rules while a lawsuit is pending. The panel says the rules appear to cause an "undue burden" on 's right to abortions.

The regulations ban women from taking the most common abortion-inducing drug—RU-486—after the seventh week of pregnancy instead of the ninth. They also require that the drug be administered only at the FDA-approved dosage and that both doses be taken at a clinic.

Planned Parenthood Arizona has sued to stop the rules.

The panel granted the stay one day after the rules took effect in April. A in Tucson had declined to block them temporarily.

3 /5 (2 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

A heart-felt need for dairy food

6 hours ago

A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods have not traditionally formed part of the diet.

Organic food may cause fewer pre-eclampsia cases

7 hours ago

Pregnant women who often eat organic vegetables have a lower risk of pre-eclampsia than women who rarely or never do. This is shown in an article using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study ...

User comments