U.S. District Judge William Haynes has granted a preliminary order to temporarily halt Tennessee's Department of Health from denying funding to a Planned Parenthood HIV and syphilis testing and prevention program, The Commercial Appeal reports. Planned Parenthood has already filed a lawsuit against the state regarding $150,000 in dropped grants. It argues that funding was withheld for political reasons because the organization provides comprehensive women's health care that includes abortion.

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