Arizona doctors won't have to say abortions can be reversed

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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 4:01 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's attorney general won't enforce a disputed section of a new law requiring abortion providers to tell women they can reverse drug-induced abortions until the matter can be sorted in court.

The decision made public Tuesday comes as the state prepares to defend itself in a lawsuit filed by abortion providers.

Critics have said there's no science that shows drug-induced abortions can be reversed, and abortion providers argue it's unconstitutional to require doctors to say something that goes against their medical judgment.

The law is the latest anti-abortion measures passed by Arizona's Republican-led Legislature in recent years.

Its main provision bars women from purchasing health care plans under the Affordable Care Act that include abortion coverage.

A federal judge could hear arguments as early as September.