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...



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