Judge blocks Texas from cutting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

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February 22, 2017

Defund Planned ParenthoodAUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

An injunction issued by U.S. District Sam Sparks of Austin comes after he delayed making decision in January and essentially bought Planned Parenthood an extra month in the state’s Medicaid program.

Texas is now at least the sixth state where federal courts have kept Planned Parenthood eligible for Medicaid reimbursements for non-abortion services, although a bigger question remains over whether President Donald Trump will federally defund the organization.

Sparks’ decision preserves what Planned Parenthood says are cancer screenings, birth control access and other health services for nearly 11,000 low-income women. Texas originally intended to boot Planned Parenthood in January but Sparks told the state to wait pending his ruling.

Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi and Louisiana have also had similar efforts blocked.

19 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Tiger says:

    They are an international group, they make more money than anyone could imagine and they are guilty of selling baby parts and abortion is their number one seller. For every PP there are 15 other clinics sponsored by state and county that give full women’s services. We don’t need them.

    Time for some real justice and time for Real Americans to fight. Enough tax payers dollars going for shit.

  • Cuebid6 says:

    Yet another judge who needs to be impeached !

  • Bob says:

    Fine, you can’t cut it all out. They don’t say you can’t “reduce” the amount for budgetary reasons. Democrats in DC have been doing it to the Defense budget for decades. Use their own terms: “It’s not a cut but a reduction in growth”. Play THEIR game, use THEIR lies and half truths against them. Say it’s “for the children” that you can’t give any more. Finally, if any Catholic Charity or other faith based organization uses money for women or children’s heath, move the money there and DARE the alt-left to object.

  • Jim says:

    You know when you really think about the Abortions they do on a daily basis, it is probably the best thing that can happen right now.
    The Liberals take no care to be responsible for any of their actions, including spreading their legs on a moments notice, and then allowing the unwanted to spread the Socialistic infection on the civilized Citizen of America.
    In fact we should make it MANDATORY! Stop the spread of stupidity at the source! And while they are there for the Abortion cut their tubes, that way only one Abortion per Liberal will be needed!

  • Larry says:

    This is tax payer money, and no judge should be able to over ride the citizens. Impeach these judges quickly!

    1. Dee says:

      I heard the AG can get rid of judges ? If so I sure hope Sessions will do just that and get rid of these bums in the courts who do not follow Law and Our Constitution , rather they are liberal political hacks , and obumma appointed Many while in office , note I can’t say “while serving” , that he never did .

  • justinwachin says:

    Planned Parenthood’s main business is murdering babies. These other services are usually contracted out with Planned Parenthood taking their commission. While the provided services may not have been for abortions, the commissions can go to fund their abortion efforts.

    It’s time to cut out the middlemen. Medicaid payments should go straight to the service provider rather than through a money laundering operation like Planned Parenthood.

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Opey did a fine job filling our courts with Liberal, and in a lot of cases, Constitutional hating judges, like the 9th court!

  • chock says:

    Time mohave total recall of US Supreme Court, US Courts and local Court judges. This is not working where they get lifetime positions and have fews that DO NOT reflect our constitution.

  • randy jackson says:

    Appeal to SCOTUS

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      Just end up in a tie right now!

      1. randy jackson says:

        Understand.
        By the time this would be entertained by them, there will be a full court. Complete with Mr. Gorsuch.

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          Yes Sir, and you’d be right to!! 🙂

          1. randy jackson says:

            10-4 Rodney—-also, let’s:
            Build the wall
            Deport ALL illegal aliens
            Balance the budget
            Implement term limits
            Indict Hildabeast
            Indict Ovomit
            Drain the swamp
            Clean out the VA or privatize it
            Replace TSA with a private company
            Crush ISIS
            Continue to watch MSM & demonRATS implode!

          2. Rodney Steward says:

            AMEN to all, and poison all the snowflakes and start over!! Great List!! 🙂

          3. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

            There might still be time to correct their indoctrination. Less protests and more reading of REAL history! Less art and more homework. Less partying and more honds on trade education. Less government handouts and more work for education, food and housing.

          4. Rodney Steward says:

            That’s the best thing I’ve heard yet Rose, it does sound possible!! 🙂

  • David Stewart says:

    Courts? More like KGB, methinks! Toeing that Party line!

  • Roy F Wilt says:

    Just arrest them all for Murder!

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