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Planned Parenthood appeals Utah ruling

Posted at 10:05 AM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 13:05:00-05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah chapter of Planned Parenthood is appealing a U.S. judge's ruling allowing the state's Republican governor to cut off federal funding to the organization.

The Planned Parenthood Association of Utah filed a notice Sunday night asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to block Gov. Gary Herbert's order cutting off the funds.

Last week, a federal judge in Utah declined to temporarily stop Herbert's order while a Planned Parenthood lawsuit against the state moves forward.

Planned Parenthood sued Utah in October after Herbert decided to end contracts for sex education and sexually transmitted disease testing.

Herbert's office on Monday said the governor believes the ruling recognizes his ability to make contract decisions for the state.