Top court rejects Arizona appeal over abortion drug law


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.”


If the court agreed with the state would that affect off-label uses of non-abortion drugs?


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