Arizona House Sets Votes On Bills Targeting Abortion

Mar 24, 2016

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives his state-of-the-state address in the House of Representatives at the Arizona Capitol, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Phoenix.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

The Republican-controlled Arizona House has scheduled votes on three bills already passed by the Senate that target abortion or abortion providers.

Senate Bill 1324 bars doctors from prescribing a common abortion drug after seven weeks of pregnancy and requires it to be taken only in FDA-approved doses. Most abortions using RU-486 are now done at much lower doses. Courts blocked a similar 2012 law.

Senate Bill 1474 bars abortion providers from transferring fetal tissue for use in research. Planned Parenthood's Arizona affiliate said it doesn't provide fetal tissue for research.

Senate Bill 1485 puts into law a state ban on charitable donations through paychecks adopted by a board controlled by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey last year.

All three are set for votes Thursday.