U.S. top court rejects anti-abortion group’s Planned Parenthood case


Security guards the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015.© AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Security guards the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday June 25, 2015.

 

Reuters | MSN News | November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an anti-abortion group’s bid to force the federal government to reveal more information about a $1 million grant it made in 2011 to women’s health provider Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire.

The nine justices rejected an appeal filed by New Hampshire Right to Life, a group that sued the federal government under freedom of information law to find out about the arrangement.

The Supreme Court’s action leaves in place a February ruling by the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the government.

The government already has revealed some details about the grant, but New Hampshire Right to Life sought more, including a Planned Parenthood internal document that explains how the group operates its clinics.

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