The Center for Reproductive Rights — along with the ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America — filed a lawsuit on June 4, 2015 in federal court challenging SB 1318, which compels doctors to provide misleading, medically inaccurate information to their patients that medication abortions may be reversible. On October 16, the trial court issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the law while the case proceeds. On May 17, 2016, less than one year after we filed suit, the Governor signed a new law that effectively repeals the statute being challenged in this case. In August 2017, the state of Arizona was ordered to pay over $600,000 in attorney’s fees and costs. This case is now concluded, with a full victory for Arizona women, because this harmful, unconstitutional law never took effect.
Institution: Center for Reproductive Rights