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Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. v. Humble II


Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood Arizona and the Tucson Women’s Clinic challenging the medication abortion restrictions in an omnibus bill, HB 2036, which Arizona enacted in 2012 and the implementing regulations which the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services promulgated in 2014 as required by HB 2036.

The lawsuit alleges that HB 2036 violates the Arizona Constitution, which forbids the legislature from relinquishing its authority to make state law, and also that the Arizona Department of Health violated its own rule-making procedures when it drafted the regulations.

A related lawsuit was filed in federal court (Planned Parenthood v. Humble I), but is stayed pending the outcome of the state litigation in Humble II.


The court held a hearing on Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment in August 2015. Plaintiffs are awaiting a court ruling.


**last updated October 9, 2015