Federal Appeals Court Says Ohio Can't Strip Planned Parenthood of Funding
A federal appeals court has unanimously upheld a decision that says a state law defunding Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional.
Lawmakers say the measure simply steers federal funds intended for women’s health care away from providers that also offer abortions. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that said it is unconstitutional to withhold those dollars. The state could ask the full federal court to consider the matter or appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court.
There is no word yet on what the state will do.