Arizona goes to court to halt gov’t funding of Planned Parenthood | AZ Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star: But Steven Aden, an attorney with the privately funded Alliance Defending Freedom that is helping the state defend the law, said allowing the injunction to remain in place “would frustrate the public’s interest, expressed through its elected representatives, in ensuring that taxpayer dollars do not directly or indirectly support abortions.” And Aden said the state has sovereign rights in determining who can participate in the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state’s Medicaid program. He said it is irrelevant that most of the funds for the program come from the federal government.