Supreme Court Deals Blow to Conservatives, Sides with Planned Parenthood

Jordan Kirkland - December 10th, 2018

On Monday, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating blow to conservatives when it rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to the controversial nonprofit organization.

The justices left two lower court opinions --Kansas and Louisiana -- from stripping Medicaid money from the reproductive health care organization.

Several Republican-led states have disqualified Planned Parenthood clinics from Medicaid funds. Federal appeals courts are split over whether individual patients can sue states for denying them access to their preferred health provider, but on Monday the Supreme Court declined, for now, to resolve the issue.

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