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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:23 AM

Arizona Planned Parenthood Law Overturned By Federal Judge


Arizona Planned Parenthood Law Overturned By Federal Judge

A federal judge overturned a state law in Arizona on Friday that banned Planned Parenthood from contracting with Medicaid.

"A state may not restrict a beneficiary's right to select any qualified provider for reasons wholly unrelated to the provider's ability to deliver Medicaid services," U.S. District Judge Neil Wake wrote in the ruling.

The law, passed by Republican legislators in Arizona in May 2012, blocked Medicaid family planning funds from flowing to any health organization that provides abortions. It effectively prevented thousands of low-income Medicaid recipients in Arizona from choosing Planned Parenthood as a health and family planning provider.

A nearly identical law in Indiana was struck down by a federal appeals court in October, because federal Medicaid law says that states cannot discriminate against an otherwise qualified provider because it offers a legal medical service.

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Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/arizona-planned-parenthood-_n_2664671.html


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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:44 AM

1. That Judge Will Now Be Deported From Arizona By Sheriff You Know Who

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:45 AM

2. that's what the GOP is good for- wasting money. n/t

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:58 AM

3. YAY! thanks Tx4obama!

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:44 AM

4. GOP, keep your filthy government hands off of our healthcare.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:46 AM

5. At least be federal courts can see past the crazy.

I'm glad we seem to have this firewall, federal judges keep striking down the worst of these teabagger laws.

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