OH pro-lifers 'thrilled' abortion giant can't have their money

Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood logo with cash backgroundA federal appeals court has ruled a state can decide how and where it spends its own funds much to the disappointment of the world’s biggest abortion provider. 

Planned Parenthood and its allies filed suit in federal court over a 2016 Ohio law that denies abortion providers state Medicaid dollars.

A three-judge panel at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law is unconstitutional but pro-lifers such as Meg Whittman of Cincinnati Right to Life have witnessed a reversal: the full 6th Circuit overturned the ruling 11-6.

“If you read through the majority opinion,” she advises, “what the judge says is that while private organizations have a constitutional right to obtain government funding, the state also has a right to choose not to subsidize certain activities.”

The ruling also impacts Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee which are in the 6th Circuit's jurisdiction.

There is no word yet whether Planned Parenthood intends to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Meanwhle, Whittman tells OneNewsNow that Buckeye State pro-lifers are “thrilled” to see judges standing up for a state’s legal right to choose how it spends its own funds.

“And they are telling us also through this law,” she adds, “that taxpayers do not have to fund abortion.

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