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Missouri, Planned Parenthood head to court over funding

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Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 09:57:40-05

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Government funding for Planned Parenthood is at stake in a lawsuit before the Missouri Supreme Court.

State attorneys on Tuesday will ask Supreme Court judges to back the Republican-led Legislature's decision to block funding from going to Planned Parenthood clinics.

A lower court previously ruled that the move was unconstitutional.

Planned Parenthood argues that some of its chapters provide preventative health care and not abortion and shouldn't be financially penalized.