Planned Parenthood

The number of abortions reported in Arizona is down.

A state report says there were 12,900 reported abortions performed in Arizona in 2014. That's down 3.7 percent from the 13,401 reported abortions performed in 2013 in Arizona.

About three-quarters of the abortions performed in 2014 involved surgical procedures, while the remainder used a medication-induced procedure.

Arizona Abortion Law Kept on Hold by Federal Court

Apr 9, 2014

The state’s new law restricting medication abortions will remain unenforceable, at least until the middle of next month. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

Unable to stop new abortion restrictions from taking effect, this week opponents of the laws asked a federal appeals court to now block those rules from being enforced. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

Planned Parenthood has filed suit in federal court to block new restrictions on medical abortions. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

After two-and-a-half years, Planned Parenthood will again offer medication abortions in Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the reinstatement comes as the state legislature further restricts abortions in the state.

Planned Parenthood is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a last-ditch effort by the state to cut off its Medicaid funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

A federal judge on Friday blocked lawmakers from cutting off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood solely because the organization also performs abortions.

Penny Sales Tax Initiative Has New Opposition

Oct 10, 2012

A ballot measure designed largely to raise money for education has picked up new opposition -- and for a very unusual reason.

A federal judge indicated Friday's he's not buying the state's argument that it can cut off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood.

Anti-Planned Parenthood Law Goes to Court

Oct 4, 2012

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday about whether the state can legally cut Planned Parenthood out of a program to provide family planning services.

Arizona law already precludes public funds for abortions. But earlier this year lawmakers voted to prohibit any family planning dollars from going to any organization that also PERFORMS abortions. Planned Parenthood sued. But state Solicitor General David Cole said lawmakers are entitled to make that call based on the argument that state dollars for family planning can free up other Planned Parenthood funds for abortions.