A federal appeals court in San Francisco will hear arguments Wednesday over an Arizona law that barred abortion providers from receiving public funding for other health services.
A federal district judge ruled in February that the law violated federal Medicaid laws because it banned Medicaid funding for non-abortion health care services such as cervical exams provided by doctors and clinics that also perform abortions.
The law was aimed at Planned Parenthood, state advocates said.
The Arizona House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved another bill that would ban all Medicaid payments to clinics that provide abortions. It is awaiting action on the House floor.