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Louisiana Cuts to Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds Blocked

  • U.S. judge rejects state’s reasons for cutting clinic funding
  • Louisiana part of national effort to defund Planned Parenthood
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Louisiana was blocked by a judge from cutting Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funds in a defeat for Governor Bobby Jindal as he seeks to raise his profile among Republican presidential candidates.

The federal judge’s decision Thursday followed a similar ruling in Alabama Wednesday as abortion opponents nationwide seek to block Planned Parenthood’s government funding after circulating undercover videos claiming out-of-state affiliates illegally profited from the sale of fetal tissue.