Ninth Circuit overturns judge's ruling in AZ abortion regulation case

2014-06-03T11:05:00Z Ninth Circuit overturns judge's ruling in AZ abortion regulation casePatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today has reversed a district court judge's ruling, which rejected a pro-choice group's bid to block implementation of an Arizona law the group claimed would restrict the right to have an abortion.

The court reversed U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bury, who in March denied Planned Parenthood of Arizona's request to halt a state law restricting the "off-label" uses of certain drugs in non-surgical abortions.

The Ninth Circuit opinion notes: "We hold that plaintiffs have shown a likelihood of success on their claim that the Arizona law imposes an undue burden on a woman’s right to abortion. We therefore reverse the district court’s denial of plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction and remand with instructions to issue the requested preliminary injunction."

Read more about the case here and here.

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

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