Texas urges reversal in Planned Parenthood Medicaid case
August 9, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general is urging a federal appeals court to overturn an order halting the state from cutting Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015.
In a 5th Circuit Court brief, Ken Paxton accused Planned Parenthood of "breaches of medical and ethical standards."
In February, Austin-based U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks preserved what Planned Parenthood says are non-abortion services to nearly 11,000 low-income women. Texas had sought to defund the group beginning the previous month.
Federal courts have co...