Brewer Cuts Off Planned Parenthood Funding in Arizona
Posted on May 5, 2012
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law Friday that eliminates Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer money that is funneled through the state for non-abortion services, saying that any funds sent to the organization could indirectly be used to pay for abortions.
In Texas this week, a federal appeals court prevented the state from enforcing a rule that would deprive groups associated with Planned Parenthood of access to money in a state-funded women’s health program. —ARK
AP via The Huffington Post:
Planned Parenthood Arizona claims a funding ban would interrupt its preventive health care and family planning services for nearly 20,000 women served by the organization’s clinics. The organization says it will consider a legal challenge.
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.