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Utah will continue its legal fight with Planned Parenthood in federal appeals court in March.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear arguments March 8 over Utah's move to defund the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, shows a Tuesday court filing.

The governor ordered a stop on $275,000 in federal funding to the group after the release of secretly recorded videos of officers outside of Utah discussing fetal tissue for research.

Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, said he was offended by what he called the "casual" and "callous" nature of the discussion in the recordings.

Planned Parenthood has appealed a ruling from a federal court judge in Utah upholding the governor's right to cut the federal money for sexually transmitted disease testing and education programs.

The appeals court last week put an emergency stop to the governor's order, effectively keeping the federal money on course.

Planned Parenthood sued to keep the money and maintains it has not broken any laws.

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