Dunleavy veto statements said both the Legislature and the executive branch are opposed to state funding of elective abortions, adding “the only branch of government that insists on State-funded elective abortions is the Supreme Court.”
The lawsuit seeks to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives to provide abortions.
The ruling strikes down a law by Republican state Sen. John Coghill. The state attorney general’s office is reviewing the decision and doesn’t know if it will appeal.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state last week, objecting to new limitations being placed on abortions paid for by Medicaid.