- require certain information to be delivered "orally and in person," rather than by phone, paper pamphlet, or e-mail;
- require that information to be delivered by the doctor who would be performing the abortion, or the referring physician, rather than a nurse or other staff member;
- require that information to be delivered by a doctor or referring physician even where the abortion was a medical one (i.e., RU-486), which can be legally administered by a nurse or physician assistant; and
- require parental consent for a minor woman's abortion to be in writing and notarized, but with no guidelines for protecting confidentiality and no penalties for breaching confidentiality.
01 October 2009
Abortion restrictions enjoined in Arizona
A trial court in Maricopa County, Arizona, has granted a TRO enjoining the enforcement of some new burdensome restrictions on abortion. The restrictions would: