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Planned Parenthood Seeks Order In Health Program

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File photo of a stethoscope in a doctor's office. (Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood is asking a Texas judge to order the state to continue funding the organization’s preventive health care for poor women.

The Republican-controlled Legislature doesn’t want any money going to doctors or clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood, even if all they do is provide birth control. Planned Parenthood complains that the new rules set to take effect on Jan. 1 are unconstitutional and will ask a judge on Friday for a restraining order to block them.

Federal authorities are cutting off funding effective Dec. 31 because they say the affiliate rule violates federal law by denying a woman the right to choose her doctor. That forced the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to start a new Women’s Health Program on Jan. 1 without federal funding.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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