Arizona will continue appealing federal court decisions striking down a ban on Planned Parenthood funding despite the U.S. Supreme Court turning down a similar case from Indiana.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would not consider reversing an appeals court ruling blocking Indiana from cutting Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood.
The Arizona Legislature passed a law last year blocking funding for non-abortion health care provided by Planned Parenthood because the group also provides abortions.
A federal judge in Phoenix blocked the law's enactment and ruled in February that it was unconstitutional. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month upheld the lower court.
A spokeswoman for Attorney General Tom Horne said the state will appeal despite Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision that upheld a 7th Circuit Court ruling blocking Indiana’s law.
U.S. District Judge Neal Wake, who made the Arizona ruling, subsequently ordered the state to pay $215,000 to Planned Parenthood for legal fees.