Challenge to an unconstitutional Arizona law that prohibits abortion after 20 weeks following the woman’s last menstrual period. In July 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona denied plaintiffs’ request for an injunction. Final Outcome: On May 21, 2013 a three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a permanent injunction, striking down the law based on a woman’s constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy before the fetus is viable without undue interference by the state. (See the Ninth Circuit Opinion here. See more about the case here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.