INJUNCTION GRANTED

COURT ISSUES INJUNCTION IN PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S SUIT TO PROTECT WOMEN’S ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE

Planned Parenthood Arizona is very pleased that an injunction has been issued to delay the omnibus anti-abortion law from going into effect while litigation is pending. Planned Parenthood Arizona filed the lawsuit on Sept. 14 and the preliminary injunctive hearing was held today in Maricopa County Superior Court. 

“This is a law all Arizonans should be concerned about,” said Bryan Howard, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona. “The government has erected barriers that deny citizens the ability to make their own health care decisions.  We are grateful the court has put this law on hold.”

This law creates substantial burdens on some pregnant women, increases cost, and denies access to services for women who seek abortion and some methods of contraception. It is designed to make accessing abortion and contraceptive care in Arizona more complicated while also making it difficult for medical providersto offer accessible, affordable care.

Planned Parenthood Arizona will continue to provide the quality, affordable health care women and families have expected from the organization for 75 years –cancer screenings, well-woman exams, HIV/STI testing and educational programming and abortion care – throughout the litigation process.

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Planned Parenthood Arizona is the leading sexual health organization in Arizona. The organization provides health care, education and outreach services to over 100,000 men, women, teens and parents annually. Planned Parenthood Arizona operates 19 health center locations in Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Globe, Prescott and Yuma. For more information, please visit http://www.ppaz.org/.


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