Appeal set for [yesterday] today on Planned Parenthood funding ban | AZ Daily Sun

AZ Daily Sun: Steven Aden of the Alliance Defending Freedom will argue that Arizona lawmakers are entitled to decide that Planned Parenthood is not “qualified” to offer family planning services using Medicaid dollars. Aden is not questioning the medical qualifications of Planned Parenthood staff. Instead he wants the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that legislators can declare it ineligible because it also offers elective abortions, even if they are not funded by Medicaid . . . “Arizona taxpayers, acting through their elected representatives, have a strong interest in ending these taxpayer subsidies of abortion,” Aden wrote. Alliance Defending Freedom describes itself as a “servant ministry” to “keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.”