Planned Parenthood Fights Alabama Effort To Cut Funds

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Planned Parenthood has asked a federal judge to prevent Gov. Robert Bentley’s administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics.

A lawyer for Planned Parenthood Southeast told a federal judge Tuesday that the Republican governor broke Medicaid law by ending the funding.

The court hearing is part of wrangling between Republicans and Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos abortion opponents say show the organization profiting from fetal tissue sales.

A Planned Parenthood lawyer said the videos are “patently false” and did not involve Alabama’s two clinics.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson suggested one resolution would be for Alabama to name the “reason” for ending the payments, which would trigger an appeal process.

Governors in Louisiana and Arkansas have also tried to block money to Planned Parenthood.

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