A federal judge will hold a June 23 hearing to consider blocking implementation of a recently passed Arizona law that would require doctors to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of stricter regulation aimed at abortion clinics in Texas. The decision was in response to a legal challenge by groups who argue the new rules are unconstitutional.
Advocates are asking the Arizona Legislature to reconsider spending nearly $50 million for a private prison expansion plan. Earlier this year, lawmakers allocated the money to accommodate 2,000 new medium security prisoners.