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Court halts enforcement of Arizona abortion drug curbs
(Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked Arizona from enforcing regulations that restrict access to abortion-inducing drugs by prohibiting off-label uses. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction stopping enforcement of the statute while opponents, including Planned Parenthood, sought to overturn it in court. The FDA has approved RU-486, the so-called “abortion pill,” for use within seven weeks’ gestation. Doctors who have prescribed it later than that have made an off-label use that is not allowed under the Arizona rules.