TUCSON, AZ - Planned Parenthood's case against Arizona's restrictions on abortion medication has been put on hold while state officials appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
State attorneys say they will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a temporary stay on the rules that regulate where and how women can take abortion-inducing drugs. The rules also block the use of abortion medication after the seventh week of pregnancy instead of the ninth.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in April issued an injunction on the rules while the case against them plays out in federal court in Tucson. But that case will now be on hold while Arizona appeals.
Opponents say the rules would force hundreds of women to undergo surgical abortions. Arizona says they protect women's health.