Attorneys for the State of Arizona asked a federal court to postpone a trial over claims abortions can be reversed because its expert in support of the mandate isn’t qualified to testify.
The ruling is the latest in a series of legal challenges to a 2012 law that prohibits the updated use of certain abortion-inducing medications.
Through the first six months of 2015, states enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282.
A provision that would force abortion providers to tell patients medication abortions can be reversed will not be enforced while a lawsuit challenging the requirement’s constitutionality proceeds.
The study debunks the logic of anti-choice efforts to force doctors to use the FDA’s outdated standards.
According to prosecutors, Scott Bollig laced his girlfriend’s pancakes with mifepristone, causing her to miscarry.
The logical outcome of the current anti-choice strategy is arrests of pregnant women and the people who try to help them: Coerce women into the black market by reducing the number of legal abortion providers, and then leave them to the prosecutors.
On Thursday the Supreme Court signaled it was ready to consider more restrictions on abortion rights.