Pennsylvania Court Rules State Can Limit Medicaid Funding for Abortion

A Pennsylvania court has ruled against a group of abortion clinics suing the state over a law that limits Medicaid funding for abortion.

A seven-judge panel of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled last week in the case of Allegheny Reproductive Health Center et al v. Pennsylvania Department of Human Services that the abortion clinics lacked the standing to sue.

At issue in the lawsuit was Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act, which prohibits the use of state and federal funds for abortions, with exemptions for rape, incest, and life-threatening medical emergency for the mother.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski