Abortion opponents blocking Brewer's Medicaid plan - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Abortion opponents blocking Brewer's Medicaid plan

Updated:
  • Arizona PoliticsMore>>

  • New bill enacts regulations for trampoline parks in Arizona

    New bill enacts regulations for trampoline parks in Arizona

    A bill was ceremoniously signed Thursday, and it puts in new regulations for trampoline parks across the state.It's the first bill of its kind in the country, and it's called Ty's Law, named in honor of 30-year-old Ty Thomasson.
    A bill was ceremoniously signed Thursday, and it puts in new regulations for trampoline parks across the state.It's the first bill of its kind in the country, and it's called Ty's Law, named in honor of 30-year-old Ty Thomasson.
  • Arizonans to begin receiving early ballots

    Arizonans to begin receiving early ballots

    The state of Arizona has started mailing early ballots to registered voters across the state as primary election approaches.
    The state of Arizona has started mailing early ballots to registered voters across the state as primary election approaches.
  • Immigration leads Arizona governor's race issues

    Immigration leads Arizona governor's race issues

    One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to stem the tide of immigrants, and forwarding the bill to President Barack Obama.
    One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to stem the tide of immigrants, and forwarding the bill to President Barack Obama.

By BOB CHRISTIE
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - A push by a powerful group opposed to abortion has forced Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to do an about-face and consider new abortion funding restrictions in her Medicaid expansion plan.

The governor said several weeks ago that she would not consider trying to revive language in a 2012 law blocked by a federal judge that prevents any Medicaid funds from going to Planned Parenthood of Arizona.

The Center for Arizona Policy wants the Legislature to include language preventing any new Medicaid family planning funding from going to abortion providers either directly or indirectly.

The group headed by Cathi Herrod is a powerful force at the Legislature. Herrod says she's neutral on the expansion but her concerns have caused some lawmakers to withdraw support from Brewer's plan.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices