Planned Parenthood v. Humble (Federal Court Case)


Issue: Whether Arizona’s requirement that chemical abortions be administered according to the Food and Drug Administration Protocol is unconstitutional and imposes an undue burden on a woman’s right to an abortion.

Current Status

District Court Judge David Bury upheld the law in April 2014, but an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals resulted in the law being struck down on June 3, 2014. Arizona appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, and on December 15, 2014 the Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction and halt the law from taking effect. Although not finished, this case is stayed, pending the outcome of the state court case focusing on the same law.


Relevant URLs

Going Rogue: Ninth Circuit Bucks Legal Precedent by Blocking AZ Law via 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal blocks Arizona Law via 

To read Americans United for Life’s amicus curiae brief submitted on behalf of 32 Arizona legislators in support of this CAP-supported law, click here.

Planned Parenthood Once Again Puts Profits Before People via

Planned Parenthood Loses. Arizona Women Win. via

Arizona Women Deserve Better via

Circuit Court to Hear Abortion Drug Ban via

Court to Decide on Abortion Drug Ban via

Federal Appellate Judges to Determine if Abortion Drugs Should be Used According to FDA Protocol via

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