June 4, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, continuing to block Arizona's strict new abortion law from taking effect until the lawsuit challenging it is resolved. Federal judge William Fletcher, writing for the court, found that ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday to continue to block new regulations on the use of abortion medication while a case against them plays out in court. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked the Arizona rules last week. Attorney General Tom Horne asked the court to ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday temporarily blocked Arizona from enforcing a statute that will prohibit women from having a medication abortion after seven weeks of pregnancy. On Monday, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona refused to block the ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona refused Monday to block new abortion drug rules, allowing them to take effect Tuesday. Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) had initiated legal action earlier in March against the Arizona Department of Health ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld Texas abortion restrictions requiring physicians performing "surgical abortions" to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and certain compliance protocols relating to the administration of drugs inducing "medication ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled on Tuesday that the Kansas legislature can withhold federal funding for two Planned Parenthood clinics. In the original lawsuit, Planned Parenthood challenged a state law that stripped Planned Parenthood of funding under Title X because the ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging an Arizona law limiting the use of abortion-inducing drugs. Bryan Howard, the president of Planned Parenthood, stated that the regulation could deprive Arizona women of ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Alaska Superior Court challenging a new regulation that seeks to prevent Medicaid from covering elective abortions. In 2001 the Alaska Supreme ...[read more]
January 16, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In McCullen v. Coakley, the court is considering a Massachusetts law that establishes "buffer zones" for abortion clinics. The buffer zone creates a protected area outside of the abortion clinic where people are not allowed to ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a temporary injunction on Tuesday against an Indiana law regulating abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," must meet the same regulatory requirements as ...[read more]

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