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Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Betlach

Planned Parenthood Arizona v. Betlach

Challenge brought in federal court to Arizona law that prohibits public family planning funds from going to abortion providers or entities affiliated with abortion providers. In October 2012, the U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction preventing the law from taking effect. Final Outcome: In February 2013 the federal District Court struck down the law and held that it impermissibly disqualified a class of providers from the state’s Medicaid Program. In August 2013, the District Court's ruling was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (See the law here. See the 2012 court opinion here. See the 2013 District Court opinion here and the 9th Circuit opinion here.)