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Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina v. Cansler

Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina v. Cansler

Challenge to a North Carolina law that prohibits the state’s department of health and human services from providing state or state-administered funds to Planned Parenthood affiliates. In August 2011, the U.S. District Court issued a ruling enjoining enforcement of the law pending resolution of the case. Final Outcome: In June 2012, a federal court struck down the law as unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, as well as the Supremacy Clause and the prohibitions against bills of attainder. (See the law here. See the court opinion here.)