Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a last-ditch effort by the state to cut off its Medicaid funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

A federal judge on Friday blocked lawmakers from cutting off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood solely because the organization also performs abortions.

Penny Sales Tax Initiative Has New Opposition

Oct 10, 2012

A ballot measure designed largely to raise money for education has picked up new opposition -- and for a very unusual reason.

A federal judge indicated Friday's he's not buying the state's argument that it can cut off family planning funds for Planned Parenthood.

Anti-Planned Parenthood Law Goes to Court

Oct 4, 2012

A federal judge will hear arguments Friday about whether the state can legally cut Planned Parenthood out of a program to provide family planning services.

Arizona law already precludes public funds for abortions. But earlier this year lawmakers voted to prohibit any family planning dollars from going to any organization that also PERFORMS abortions. Planned Parenthood sued. But state Solicitor General David Cole said lawmakers are entitled to make that call based on the argument that state dollars for family planning can free up other Planned Parenthood funds for abortions.

Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop New Funding Law

Jul 17, 2012
S. MiRK

Planned Parenthood filed suit Monday to block a new abortion law scheduled to take effect next month.

Gage Skidmore

This year's legislative session was heavy on issues related to issues of morality and religion.

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