SCOTUS today blocked Arizona from enforcing a state law that restricted access to abortion-inducing drugs by prohibiting off-label uses of RU-486.
The case is Humble v. Planned Parenthood.
The high court’s refusal to hear the state’s appeal means that an April ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the law from going into effect while litigation continued will remain intact.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, said the decision “effectively nullifies part of the statute.”