AZ Cuts Planned Parenthood Funds

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks to reporters after the Supreme Court questioned Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    In a move designed to appease anti-abortion advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Friday a bill that cuts state taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood. Use of public funds for abortions is already restricted in most cases in the state, but the new law will ensure that taxpayer money isn’t going indirectly to support abortion services. Planned Parenthood Arizona has said that the funding cuts will endanger its other health services, including preventive health care for close to 20,000 women. Planned Parenthood said it is considering challenging the state law, which was passed by Arizona’s Republican-dominated legislature, in the courts.

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