Red States Take Action Against Planned Parenthood
They’re not letting go. Officials in Republican-run states have joined the chorus of outrage against Planned Parenthood, investigating the organization and cutting its funds after a series of videos alleged it sold fetal tissue for a profit. In Florida, three of the group’s clinics are asking a court to stop the state’s health agency from stopping second-trimester abortions — as redefined by the agency. Arkansas canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood to provide Medicaid services, following Louisiana, Alabama, Utah and New Hampshire — but the measures don’t take effect until September, allowing time for appeals.