Court Gives Arkansas The OK To Defund Planned Parenthood

Court Gives Arkansas The OK To Defund Planned Parenthood
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A U.S. appeals court reversed a ruling Wednesday that prohibited Arkansas from ending Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood.

Pro-life lawmakers in the state moved to defund the abortion giant after a series of Center for Medical Progress videos exposed Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby body parts. 

Three women—all Planned Parenthood patients—challenged the decision, arguing that the state violated their rights under the federal Medicaid law to choose any qualified healthcare provider that offered the services they were looking for.  U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock ruled in their favor, thus blocking the ruling.

The state appealed and by a 2-1 vote, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rescinded that decision Wednesday.
 Source: Town Hall
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