Texas defunds Planned Parenthood clinics, but Louisiana ordered to pay

by LISA MARIA GARZA AND ANDY GRIMM | Reuters  |  published on October 20, 2015

Texas on Monday barred Planned Parenthood from receiving state Medicaid money, the latest setback for the women’s healthcare provider since it became embroiled in controversy over undercover videos about its handling of fetal tissue.

Hours earlier in neighboring Louisiana, a federal judge blocked that state’s efforts to cut the group’s funding.

In a letter to Planned Parenthood clinics statewide, Texas health officials said all funding from Medicaid, the government healthcare program for the poor, was being cut because of what it characterized as program violations captured on the videos.

  • grama18

    planned parenthood — Murders– Is what they are.

  • carpkiller

    That federal judge needs to be told that he has exceeded his powers and to take a hike.Then the state should go ahead and defund.

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