Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit Challenging Arizona's New Scare-Tactic Abortion Law

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Most Arizona lawmakers sure don't.
Planned Parenthood announced today that it's filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two abortion bills signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer earlier this year that make it more difficult for Arizona women to end a pregnancy.

Aside from forcing abortion doctors to offer patients the opportunity to look at ultrasound images of the fetus -- a move to basically try to scare women out of having an abortion -- one of the bills, HB 2416 (which can be read here), also adds stiffer regulations to the early abortion-by-pill method of ending a pregnancy. The law would subject the medication used in the procedure to the same regulations as surgical abortion -- even though all the procedure entails is handing someone a pill.


The law makes it so only doctors can administer the pill, as opposed to nurse practitioners or other capable medical professionals.

Doing so, officials from Planned Parenthood say, would block access of early-term abortions to women living in rural communities where abortion doctors are in short supply.

By preventing early-term abortions by over-regulating the pill, the group says, it will lead to more late-term, potentially riskier abortions.

The group is asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to block implementation of the new law until its constitutionality can be determined.

"Planned Parenthood Arizona is committed to ensuring women and families in this state have access to the comprehensive reproductive care they need," Bryan Howard, president and CEO of the organization, says. "We believe the regulations should not be put into place until the court rules on the legality of these onerous laws."

The law is set to take effect July 20.

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lzs
lzs

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Mistalee
Mistalee

James, I know it's crept into common usage, but there's really no such medical specialty as "abortion doctor." You might be thinking of OB/GYNs. They do perform abortions as well as a host of other medical and surgical interventions. 

Danipitman1027
Danipitman1027

Due to other people trying to regulate what I choose to do with my body, I opted for the tubal legation. The lawmakers seem to quickly forget all of the women who have died, etc due to bitched back alley abortions. We have fought too hard and too long for the right to choose abortion or not to have politicians try and mandate our bodies. What will be next??

Coz
Coz

How about GED Governor Jan Brewer just stay the fuck out of other woman's wombs and worry about her own.

Guest
Guest

Hey, ease off on Jan. This new law could create a great black market opportunity for those pills. I bet they can be had cheaply in Nogales.

guest
guest

abortions are really great and everything and I fully support planned parenthood's right to market and sell them, but can we get a hells angels story going? those are a lot of fun and we haven't had one in a while.

Mistalee
Mistalee

 I think Jan Brewer needs her tubes tied. Not her fallopian tubes, I´m talking esophagus and windpipe.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"due to bitched back alley abortions."

I think you mean "botched." Although that's an interesting one as Freudian slips go. I tried to imagine what a bitched back alley abortion might be, but I came up blank.

guest
guest

good idea dani, that tubal ligation will show those republican control freaks who's in charge.

Mistalee
Mistalee

I worry about Jan Brewer's womb.

I understand when she sneezes it blows dust farts. 

Mistalee
Mistalee

Why not? The abortion bans back in the day created a great black market for south of the border abortion mills where you could terminate your pregnancy and die of hemorrhage or sepsis as an added bonus. 

Cynthia
Cynthia

I don't even care that my reply-chronologically speaking--is an after-thought. Just like the morning-after pill.  It appears someone remembered it--free [for those who are guilty of such an after-thought] from Obamacare--paid for by those who think first.  As a backup I guess since regular, old, traditional birth control bills will be free too.  Atavist, however, will no longer be available for women fighting late stage breast cancer.  Some people catch all the breaks, so have time to do all the bitching.  I love a good hells angels' story-are there any bad ones?

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