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Ohio AG Dave Yost files with Supreme Court to block federal abortion funding

Yost joins leaders from 18 other states to stop President Biden from blocking the high court's decision

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editors Note: The video in the player above is from Jan. 28, 2021.

On Monday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a motion, along with leaders from 18 other states, asking President Joe Biden to allow the Supreme Court to go through with a decision on whether federal money can go toward funding abortions.

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The motion asks the Supreme Court to protect funding limitations outlined in Title X, a federal law that funds family-planning services, and does not allow its funds to go towards abortion. 

While the Trump administration updated regulations to continue that practice, the Biden administration signed an executive order shortly after taking office in January, instructing the Department of Health and Human Services to rescind those restrictions.

"Using Title X dollars to fund or promote abortion is against the law," Yost said in a statement Monday. "And I'm intervening to stop it, no matter what the president's personal agenda may be."

Along with Yost, the Attorneys General from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia all signed on to the motion, 

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Editor's Note: The below story aired on June 29, 2020

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