Arizona Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Overturned

Law360, Los Angeles (February 11, 2013, 10:08 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday overturned an Arizona law that would have prohibited health care providers who perform elective abortions from receiving Medicaid funding, agreeing with Planned Parenthood Arizona Inc. that the law violates a freedom-of-choice provision in the Medicaid Act.

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake’s order striking down the controversial Arizona law comes less than four months after he issued a preliminary injunction that prohibited the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System and its director Tom Betlach — a named defendant — from enforcing...
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