Missouri high court rules that state must pay Planned Parenthood

The Missouri Supreme Court decided a Planned Parenthood case on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. The court ruled that lawmakers who tried to end all government funding of Planned Parenthood violated the state constitution.

A provision in a state budget law aimed to prevent any Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving Medicaid reimbursements, regardless of if they perform abortions.

The court rejected this provision in a 6-1 ruling.

This means that the state must continue to pay Planned Parenthood for health care and family planning services for Medicaid patients.

This state supreme court decision comes a week after it also ruled against the health department for not renewing a St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinic’s abortion license.


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