Ohio can defund Planned Parenthood, court rules
Columbus, Ohio, Mar 13, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- A state law in Ohio that effectively defunds Planned Parenthood is legal, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in a split decision. The state passed a law in 2016 that banned state funds from going to medical providers that offer abortions.
In 2018, the Sixth Circuit unanimously found that Ohio’s law was unconstitutional. The state appealed, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the earlier decision March 12 with a 11-6 vote.
Judge Jeffrey Sutton, who authored the majority opinion, said that Ohio had no constitutional requirement to provide