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State Senate OKs ban on Planned Parenthood funding

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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:13 pm | Updated: 8:18 am, Wed Apr 25, 2012.

Arizona legislators have completed action on a bill to bar use of any public money from being funneled to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions.

The prohibition approved by the Senate Tuesday would affect funding for family planning and preventive care services. The House approved the bill previously.

Arizona already bars use of public money for abortions, but supporters of the bill say the broader prohibition is needed to make sure that no public money indirectly supports abortion services.

Planned Parenthood says the ban would disrupt services for some 19,000 women.

Similar prohibitions in other states have spurred court challenges.

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