Brewer signs AZ ban on Planned Parenthood funding - Tucson News Now

Brewer signs AZ ban on Planned Parenthood funding

(Source: Gage Skidmore) (Source: Gage Skidmore)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood's access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for non-abortion services.

Arizona already bars use of public money for abortions except to save the life of the mother. But anti-abortion legislators and other supporters of the bill say the broader prohibition is needed to ensure no public money indirectly supports abortion services.

Planned Parenthood Arizona claims a funding ban would interrupt its preventive health care and family planning services for nearly 20,000 women served by the organization's clinics. The organization says it will consider a legal challenge.

The measure targeting funding for Planned Parenthood for non-abortion services was 1 of several approved by Arizona's Republican-led Legislature related to contentious reproductive health care issues this session.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • breaking

    PCSD searching for Tucson man who has been missing for a week

    PCSD searching for Tucson man who has been missing for a week

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:40:50 GMT
    David Yurek (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)David Yurek (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    He is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, weighing 126 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen outside a care facility in the 8100 block of East Broadway Boulevard on March 23. 

    He is described as a white male, 5'7" tall, weighing 126 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen outside a care facility in the 8100 block of East Broadway Boulevard on March 23. 

  • breaking

    LIGHT DIMS IN TUCSON: Jacob Mockbee passes away

    LIGHT DIMS IN TUCSON: Jacob Mockbee passes away

    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:15:41 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:26:32 GMT
    Jacob Mockbee (Source: Facebook)Jacob Mockbee (Source: Facebook)

    Jacob Mockbee, a young man whose bright smile and positive attitude touched many in the Tucson community over the years, has died.

    Jacob Mockbee, a young man whose bright smile and positive attitude touched many in the Tucson community over the years, has died.

  • Sahuarita teens create potentially life-saving message

    Sahuarita teens create potentially life-saving message

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-03-30 22:17:12 GMT
    (Source: Pima Association of Governments)(Source: Pima Association of Governments)

    The Pima Association of Governments challenged members of the Sahuarita Teen Advisory Council to create an attention-getting and inspiring public service announcement about distracted driving, and they stepped up.

    The Pima Association of Governments challenged members of the Sahuarita Teen Advisory Council to create an attention-getting and inspiring public service announcement about distracted driving, and they stepped up.

Powered by Frankly