Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices.
Lower courts in both states had blocked the states from withholding money that is used for health services other than abortion for low-income women. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should not receive any government money because of heavily edited videos that claimed to show the nation's largest abortion provider profiting from sales of fetal tissue for medical research.
Investigations sparked by the videos in several states didn't result in criminal charges. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch say they would have heard the case.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Amazon hopes to bring jobs, business to the capital area with new...
BR mayor meets with feds in New Orleans to view storm aftermath
BRPD officer hit by drunk driver back home nearly a month later
Afghan refugees expected to start arriving in Baton Rouge by end of...
News 2 Geaux: Homeowners fed up with flooding, debris