Alaska judge blocks law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

A state court judge in Alaska has ruled that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.

Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that the state be blocked from implementing the law, passed last year, and a similar regulation.

The lawsuit was brought by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, which hailed the decision Thursday.