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In new abortion battle, Planned Parenthood sues Arizona
Reuters ^ | 7/16/2012 | Corrie MacLaggan

Posted on 07/16/2012 6:55:27 PM PDT by markomalley

Planned Parenthood on Monday sued the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a law that blocks funding for its health clinics because the organization also performs abortions.

The law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer in May, is part of a national campaign against Planned Parenthood orchestrated by conservatives Republican lawmakers who oppose abortions. In the past two years, 13 states have taken steps to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and the organization has filed lawsuits in six of them, including Arizona.

Planned Parenthood says abortions account for only 3 percent of its services, which include cancer screening and birth control.

"It is wrong for the state to tell Arizonans who they can and cannot see for their healthcare. The men and women of this state have the right to see the healthcare provider they deem is best for them," said Bryan Howard, president and chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Arizona. The group, whose legal team for the case includes the American Civil Liberties Union, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Arizona, according to Planned Parenthood.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: abortion; aclu; demorats; lawyers; liars; liberals; lowlifes; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood
Planned Parenthood says abortions account for only 3 percent of its services, which include cancer screening and birth control.

And Planned Parenthood lies.

1 posted on 07/16/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Never fear. Mighty Myth Romney will save us from Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills just like he did in Massachusetts.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 7:01:56 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: markomalley

Planned Parenthood says abortions account for only 3 percent of its services, which include cancer screening and birth control.
And Planned Parenthood lies.”””

The other services such as cancer screening can be performed elsewhere.

Planned Parenthood hides under a huge umbrella of lies-—always has done so.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 7:06:45 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: markomalley

The feds give planned parenthood money and they use it to sue the states?


4 posted on 07/16/2012 7:08:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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First of all, what article of the constitution entitles a private entity to tax payer dollars in the first place?

Second of aLl...see first of all


5 posted on 07/16/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: markomalley

Okay, whoever IS NOT suing Arizona, raise your hand!!!!


6 posted on 07/16/2012 7:33:12 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: dsrtsage

As Pelousi would say, “Are you KIDDING me?!?!”


7 posted on 07/16/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: markomalley

AZ just can’t catch a break with everyone and their dog dumping on them.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by bgill
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To: markomalley
Healthcare provider? In most PP clinics, a doctor is there ONLY on the day on which abortions are performed. There may be nurses, or even nurse-practicioners, but I'd be curious as to who is there who writes prescriptions for birth control pills, and do they even examine the women who come in asking for them?

As for 'cancer screening', the only way they can do that is by doing pap-smears or breast examinations. NONE of the clinics, contrary to popular opinion, have the facilities to provide mammograms. They have to refer the client to a doctor's office or a hospital for that procedure.

9 posted on 07/16/2012 7:59:26 PM PDT by SuziQ
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“that blocks funding for its “health clinics”... (Throat clearing) - “Murder factories”

There is no acceptable percentage for premeditated coercive murder. The organization is despicable and evil. IMHO


10 posted on 07/16/2012 8:13:52 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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If abortions only make up such a small percentage of their services for women, then perhaps Planned Parenthood should not perform abortions I their Arizona locations. That way, the women who need health services would be able to get them, and Arizona would continue to fund their services.

Of course, Planned Parenthood is lying and everyone knows it.


11 posted on 07/16/2012 8:44:52 PM PDT by JeffChrz (ObamaCare is now ObamaTax. Vote for Romney.)
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"It is wrong for the state to tell Arizonans who they can and cannot see for their healthcare. The men and women of this state have the right to see the healthcare provider they deem is best for them."

I don't think that the state of Arizona has told anyone who they can see and cannot see for their healthcare. More lies from PP?
12 posted on 07/16/2012 10:06:38 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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PP doesn’t already get enough taxpayer money to keep its murder mills running? Now they have to sue for more?

There are plenty of legitimate medical facilities that provide genuine healthcare services. No woman is stuck with PP as her only option.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 2:57:57 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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