PHOENIX -- Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood's access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for non-abortion services.
Arizona already bars use of public money for abortions except to save
the life of the mother. But anti-abortion legislators and other
supporters of the bill say the broader prohibition is needed to ensure
no public money indirectly supports abortion services.
Planned Parenthood Arizona claims a funding ban would
interrupt its preventive health care and family planning services for
nearly 20,000 women served by the organization's clinics. The
organization says it will consider a legal challenge.
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