The bill, which Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign into law, will defund other abortion providers as well. Elsewhere, similar pushes by social conservatives have met with legal challenges: For instance, a bill to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood was overturned by a federal judge in Indiana late last week, on the grounds that the clinics provide health care guaranteed to low-income women under Medicaid law. Meanwhile, in Kansas, Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against the state, which recently shifted federal family planning money away from the clinics. [Politico]
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