Planned Parenthood Sues States to Restore Funding


The group has ramped up its legal battle against state funding cuts.

 Planned Parenthood President Feldtphotographer: mario tama/getty images

Sixteen states, all but three Republican-controlled, have passed laws cutting funding to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America since last July, when activists released undercover videos purporting to show that clinics were selling tissue obtained from aborted fetuses. As legislation spreads across the U.S., Planned Parenthood is taking states to court, one by one.

On May 11 the nonprofit’s two Ohio affiliates sued the state for revoking more than $1.3 million in funding under a law barring government agencies from contracting with “any entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions.” The Ohio suit comes on the heels of a case filed in Kansas after that state blocked Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood…

Planned Parenthood Sues States to Restore Funding

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