Saturday, August 27, 2011
Another Federal Judge Halts Efforts to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding
Reuters: Judge stays measure cutting N.C. Planned Parenthood funds:
(Reuters) - A federal judge in North Carolina halted enforcement on Friday of part of the state budget that blocks government funding to Planned Parenthood because it performs abortions.
Planned Parenthood, which called the ruling a victory for women, asked the court in July to stay the measure that denies it state and federal funds used to subsidize family planning services and to provide teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Judge James A. Beaty Jr. ruled that the budget measure appeared to be unconstitutional, writing that it seemed to have been "adopted specifically to penalize Planned Parenthood for its separate abortion-related activities.". . .