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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Temporarily Blocks Arizona Medication Abortion Rules

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a temporary emergency injunction blocking a lower court’s order that allows extreme restrictions on access to medication abortion from taking effect in Arizona.

Grade

Arizona's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

73 percent of Arizona counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona
info@prochoicearizona.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @ProChoiceAZ
Phone: 602.258.4091

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Jan Brewer (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Arizona House is anti-choice.
  • The Arizona Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

Arizona has criminal bans on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Arizona has a partially unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Arizona prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Arizona refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Arizona restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Public Facilities Restriction

Arizona prohibits the use of some public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Arizona has a law that allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Arizona law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Arizona subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Arizona law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Arizona provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Arizona provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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State Constitutional Protection

Arizona's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Arizona restricts post-viability abortion.
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