9th Circuit Enjoins Abortion Drug Law
Arizona’s ban against drug-induced abortions after seven weeks likely imposes an illegal burden on women in the state, especially those from low-income and rural areas, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
The federal appeals court granted Planned Parenthood of Arizona and others a preliminary injunction against HR 2036, a state law that bans the off-label use of the drug Mifepristone.
The widespread off-label use of the drug prior to the 2012 ban had allowed abortion providers to use medications to terminate pregnancies after nine weeks, instead of the seven weeks approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000.
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