Federal Judge Will Not Block Arizona’s Abortion Drug Rule

New York Times: “A federal judge in Tucson has refused to block some of the strictest rules in the nation on the use of abortion drugs.”

“The rules, which were approved by the Arizona Legislature in 2012 and will take effect on Tuesday, restrict the use of a medication to induce abortions during the early stages of pregnancy to the first seven weeks.”

“The rules also restrict the use of the drug, mifepristone, to protocols approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2000.”

Judge David C. Bury of United States District Court “wrote that Arizona’s rules will not unduly burden a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, since the alternative of surgical abortions remains available. The fact that some women may have to travel hundreds of miles to clinics, twice, under the restrictions, and that the process will cost more, he wrote, ‘do not qualify as irreparable harm.’”

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  • teapartyidiots

    He’s a Bush appointee, what do you expect? That’s ok – next stop, the 9th.

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