Federal judge hears arguments in case about Ariz. abortion law

2014-03-26T12:53:00Z Federal judge hears arguments in case about Ariz. abortion lawPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Attorneys with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Arizona Attorney General's office were in federal court in Tucson today to argue whether a judge should halt the implementation of a 2012 state law regarding medical abortions.

Opponents of the law say it would prevent women from getting a specific type of medical abortion because it limits the use of the medications to what is printed on drug labels.

The drugs have been used in higher dosages for the "off-label" purpose of inducing an abortion. Planned Parenthood and other opponents want the law enjoined pending a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the law, which would go into effect April 1.

An attorney for the state said women who want an abortion could still elect to have a surgical abortion.

Read more in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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