Arizona abortion providers have sued to block part of a state law that requires doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed, Planned Parenthood has said.

A law due to take effect on July 3 requires doctors to tell patients that the effects of abortion pills may be undone with high doses of a hormone. This provision was hotly contested during legislative debate on the law.

Supporters said abortion reversal was possible if acted upon quickly, but provided no peer-reviewed studies to support this. Critics called the argument “junk science”.

“This reckless law forces doctors to lie to their patients, and it puts women’s health at risk,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which runs some 700 health centers across the United States, said on Thursday.

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