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Planned Parenthood Sues Oklahoma Over WIC Funding
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Planned Parenthood is suing the head of the Oklahoma Department of Health over the agency's decision to withdraw federal funding for three clinics in the Tulsa area that provide food and nutritional counseling to low-income mothers. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland filed its lawsuit in federal court on Friday against Terry Cline, Oklahoma's Commissioner of Health. Health department officials declined to comment on the lawsuit, but have said previously the decision to terminate the Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, contracts was based in part on Planned Parenthood's cost per participant exceeding those of other clinics. Planned Parenthood alleges in its lawsuit that the health department has given a "hodgepodge of reasons" for ending the contracts, but that none of those reasons are supported by facts.
Posted: Monday, November 12 2012, 12:02 PM CST
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Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count
May 25, 2013 19:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A judge says the pastor of an Oklahoma City church must stand trial in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Fifty-three-year old Michael Elder is charged in the death of 27-year-old Gary Davidson last February. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/16Wg62Z ) that Judge Ray C. Elliott on Friday ordered Elder to stand trial after Davidson's wife and girlfriend each told different stories. April Davidson said she feared for her life while fighting with Davidson in the front seat of a pickup truck. Judith Chism said Davidson was trying to exit the truck from a rear seat when he was shot.
Defense lawyers have argued Davidson fired the gun in self-defense.
Elder is senior pastor at The Cross Baptist Church. He was being held without bail.
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