Planned Parenthood v. Humble (State Court Case)

Description

Issue: Whether Arizona’s requirement that chemical abortions be administered according to the Food and Drug Administration Protocol unconstitutionally delegates legislative authority to the Food and Drug Administration, and whether Arizona Department of Health Services violated rulemaking procedures when promulgating the rules that govern this law.

Current Status

This case challenged the FDA Protocol requirement for medication abortions on different grounds from the federal lawsuit. On October 13, 2015, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama ruled that the law violated the Arizona Constitution by adopting a changeable standard and by unlawfully delegating legislative power. An appeal or amendment to the law is expected.

Notes

Relevant URLs

Planned Parenthood Sues Arizona on Abortion Requirement via http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/11/66986.htm

http://www.abc15.com/news/state/judge-rules-medication-abortion-law-unconstitutional

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