- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a challenge to a since-repealed Arizona abortion law that would have placed restrictions on drug-induced abortions.

U.S. District Judge David C. Bury on Wednesday signed an order accepting an agreement between lawyers for the state and Planned Parenthood Arizona to dismiss the case.

Gov. Doug Ducey last May signed legislation repealing previously enacted legislation to lock in outdated federal guidelines covering the most commonly used abortion drug.

The law barred doctors from prescribing the drug commonly known as RU-486 after seven weeks of pregnancy and required it to be taken only at Food and Drug Administration-approved doses in effect at the beginning of the year.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide