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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:19 PM

BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks Arizona Law That Bars Funding to Planned Parenthood [View all]

Source: Reuters

Judge blocks Arizona law that bars funding to Planned Parenthood
Reuters – 10 mins ago

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal judge barred Arizona on Friday from applying a new law that bars Planned Parenthood's health clinics from receiving money through the state because the organization also performs abortions.

District Court Neil Wake granted a temporary injunction to Planned Parenthood, which had sued Arizona to block the law in July. He denied the state's motion to dismiss the case.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/judge-blocks-arizona-law-bars-funding-planned-parenthood-002128026.html

AP: http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/free/20121019arizona-planned-parenthood-ruling-funding.html

Judge bars Arizona action against Planned Parenthood

By Paul Davenport
Associated Press
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:08 PM

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The preliminary injunction issued Friday by U.S. District Judge Neil Wake bars the state from applying a new state anti-abortion law to Planned Parenthood Arizona and a physician with his own practice.

The law was enacted earlier this year but it hasn’t been implemented.

Arizona already bars public funding for most abortions, but the new law would go beyond that by barring public funding for general health care services provided by abortion clinics and doctors.

Grounds cited by Wake in his ruling include that federal law doesn’t allow states to exclude Medicaid providers for reasons other than their qualifications to provide services.

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