(National Review) In the wake of video disclosures earlier this year that Planned Parenthood employees appeared to be engaging in the sale of body parts obtained through abortions, Utah governor Gary Herbert ordered state agencies to end the practice of funneling federal grants to Planned Parenthood's Utah affiliate. This required the state to end or not renew four contracts with Planned Parenthood — contracts involving sex education and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Other states made similar decisions. But Planned Parenthood of Utah immediately sued, asking for a temporary injunction.
Their argument was that the decision to end the contracts was motivated by the governor's opposition to abortion and had the effect of infringing the Utah affiliate's constitutional rights to associate with other affiliates and to promote abortion.