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AG Moody Wants Court to Uphold Florida Law that Prohibits State Funding of Abortion Clinics

Attorney General Ashley Moody says Florida’s law prohibiting state funds from supporting abortion clinics – including Planned Parenthood – should stand now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.

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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Attorney General Ashley Moody is moving to vacate an injunction against a Florida law prohibiting state funds from going to Planned Parenthood.

In 2016, state lawmakers passed HB 1411, which defunded abortion clinics such as Planned Parenthood. While the state already did not pay for abortions as a general matter, HB 1411 cut off other funding. But the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee enjoined the law in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida vs. Joseph Ladapo, using Roe v. Wade as a deciding factor in the decision.

Now that the U.S. Supreme court has overturned Roe, the injunction is no longer supported.

“Now that the case at the center of the court’s reasoning has been overturned, we are petitioning the court to vacate the court’s injunction and allow the will of our state’s legislative body and the people who elected them to take effect,” said Attorney General Ashley Moody.

“The Office of Governor Ron DeSantis is fully behind this action from the attorney general and we support this move to fully defund Planned Parenthood from any taxpayer support,” said the governor’s Press Secretary Bryan Griffin.