“This is a win for the Arkansans who rely on Planned Parenthood of the Heartland for birth control, cancer screenings, and other essential health care,” said Suzanna de Baca, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. “Every person deserves access to quality, affordable health care from the provider they know and trust, and today, the court recognized that.”
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