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Lawmakers try to restrict abortion medication

Posted at 5:04 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 07:04:43-05
Arizona lawmakers opposed to abortion are trying again to limit the use of medication abortions, three months after a 2012 law was declared unconstitutional.
 
Senate Bill 1324 bars the use of the most commonly-used drug to induce abortions after seven weeks of pregnancy. It also requires the drug be taken only at the FDA-approved doses.
 
Clinics now use medication abortions up to nine weeks.
 
The 2012 law did essentially the same thing, but a Maricopa County judge ruled in October that the law was unconstitutional because it made Arizona law contingent on federal Food and Drug Administration rules that could change.
 
The bill co-sponsored by 22 Republicans and Democratic Sen. Catherine Miranda was filed Tuesday.
 
A federal lawsuit challenging the law resulted in an injunction that remains in place.