Arizona Legislature passes repeal of new laws targeting abortion

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Legislature has voted to repeal a law recently signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and a second he signed last year that target abortions because they appear to be indefensible in court.

The governor is now in the odd position of acknowledging that laws he signed crossed the legal line.

The legislation he signed in March locked in outdated federal guidelines covering the most commonly used abortion drug. The 2015 law required abortion providers to tell patients the effects of an abortion drug are reversible.

The 2015 law has been on hold as Planned Parenthood Arizona pursues a legal challenge. The bill signed last month was expected to be challenged as well.

The House voted 56-0 for Senate bill 1112 Friday and the Senate unanimously approved it last month.