Arkansas Defunds Planned Parenthood after Court Rules State Can End Taxpayer FundingBy Becky Yeh
Live Action News - November 28, 2017
Arkansas has eliminated taxpayer subsidies to Planned Parenthood after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state could defund the abortion giant.
Department of Human Services spokeswoman Amy Webb said on Monday the state ended the abortion chain’s Medicaid provider status last week, ensuring that Planned Parenthood facilities no longer receive tax dollars through the program.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson praised the 8th Circuit ruling in a statement:
“It is important for the state to have the clear authority to terminate Medicaid providers who act in unethical ways and in violation of state policy,” Hutchinson said. “The decision early on to terminate Planned Parenthood as a provider was the right decision, and I am delighted with the decision of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in affirming the right of the State to take this action.”
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