Ark. Judge Hears Case Brought By Planned Parenthood To Reinstate Medicaid Contract
Meanwhile, in Florida, the reproductive health organization has asked the state Supreme Court to take on another legal challenge -- this one rooted in a property dispute.
The Associated Press:
Judge Hears Case Over Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Thursday to reinstate its Medicaid contract with Arkansas, arguing the state relied on "political disfavor" and not the law when it blocked funding over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. A state attorney argued that Arkansas was within its rights, saying the videos raised concerns about the standards and ethics of the organization. (DeMillo, 9/17)
News Service of Florida:
Planned Parenthood Asks Justice To Take Up Property Dispute
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has asked the state Supreme Court to take up a property dispute that led to a decision preventing abortions from being performed at an Osceola County facility. Planned Parenthood filed a brief Monday seeking Supreme Court review of a May decision by the 5th District Court of Appeal. The case stems from a restrictive covenant in a Kissimmee medical park that houses the Planned Parenthood facility. The covenant bars outpatient surgical centers in the park, which another occupant, MMB Properties, argued should prevent Planned Parenthood from performing abortions. (9/17)