A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is continuing a stay on an Arizona rule that keeps women from taking abortion inducing drugs past the seventh week of pregnancy.
The rule is considered the most strict abortion restriction in the nation.
Planned Parenthood and two Tucson doctors sued the state saying the rule places an undue burden on women, since the drug is commonly used past the seventh week of pregnancy.
A federal judge refused to block the new regulations, saying the plaintiffs did not have a good chance of legally succeeding.
The judges on the 9th Circuit disagreed, and put an injunction in place putting the rule on hold while the case proceeds.