CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 02:12 am
The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision that intended to cut Planned Parenthood off from Medicaid funding in the state.
The 6-1 ruling found the provision to be unconstitutional, according to an Associated Press report. The ruling mandates that Missouri tax dollars will fund contraception and some abortions in the state's 11 Planned Parenthood clinics.
The ruling states that the provision is a "clear and unmistakable violation" of the Constitution, which does not allow the budget to determine matters of policy.
The decision was a blow to pro-life advocates in the state, who have consistently turned out pro-life legislation and court decisions in recent years.