U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Planned Parenthood defunding case

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(Reuters) – On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court turned South Carolina 's offer to cut federal funds for Planned Parenthood, the new lawsuit affecting a conservation state that demands the deprivation of government funds from women's reproductive care and abortion.

Justices agreed to hear the call for a lower court decision in South Carolina prohibiting South Atlantic Planed Parenthood, the state branch of the group, from restricting support for the Medicaid programme.

The Proposed South Atlantic Parenthood offers medical tests, tuberculosis, other wellness screenings and even abortion clinics in Carleston, and Columbia, South Carolina.

The clinics regularly provide a federal health care service for low-income Americans to hundreds of people who earn Medicaid.

Many states that are controlled by the Republicans have pursued overt and indirect abortion laws.

The anti-abortion advocates also attack planned parenthood.

Planned Parenthood is United States' biggest single abortion treatment provider, receiving federal support from millions of dollars for other healthcare programs.

Julie Edwards sued the State Health and Human Services Agency in 2018, after the end of officials' involvement in the state's Medicaid scheme. The organisation has been embroiled in a variety of lawsuits.

The state took steps after executive orders released by Republican Governor Henry McMaster claiming that every abortion provider was unwilling to provide programs in family planning and cut government funds.

According to a court study, the state intervention compelled the Planned Parenthood to drive Medicaid-seeker patients away.

Medicaid reimbursements for abortion have still not been issued by South Carolina except in situations of abuse, pregnancy or where a mom's life has been at risk, as mandated by the federal legislation.

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The Circuit Court blocked the 2019 judgment of the State that Edwards was entitled under the Federal Medicaid Act to obtain medical assistance from any organization "eligible" by terminating the Planned Parenthood Medicaid Arrangement on grounds unrelated to clinical competence.

In the appeal to the Supreme Court, the State Department of Health argued that Medicaid beneficiaries had no ability to contest the decision of the State that a particular provider has no power.

Related Louisiana and Kansas petitions to end Planned Parenthood Medicaid funding were dismissed by the Supreme Court in 2018.

The Court may have considered the appeals of the Member States, according to three conservative judges-Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.

Before elections on 3 november, President Donald Trump had the Senate re-affirmed his member of the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a proponent of reproductive rights who died on Sept 18, has been selected by Barrett to succeed Liberal Justice.

(Andrew Chung and Jan Wolfe 's reports; Will Dunham and Grant McCool's editing)