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Arizona sees strict rules on abortion drugs

  • Arizona now has the strictest rules in relation to the use of the abortion drug RU-486. The new rule allows women to only use the drug through the first seven weeks of their pregnancy, which is two weeks less than women everywhere else. The change was approved by the state's legislature in 2012 and Planned Parenthood argued that it will only cause hardships for women who will have to opt for surgical abortions instead. 

    Federal Judge David C. Bury said the move will make rules harder for women but they'll continue to have a right to an abortion. He mentioned that Planned Parenthood will most likely lose the larger court fight. 

    The change is likely to affect about 800 women each year. 

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