Judge allows Texas to remove Planned Parenthood from Medicaid programme
The Christian Post reports that a judge has issued an order allowing Texas to remove Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid programme, preventing the abortion provider from getting an injunction. State District Judge Lora Livingston of Travis County issued an order on Wednesday, blocking the injunction request, arguing that Planned Parenthood should pursue action through the federal courts.
Jennifer Allmon, executive director of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, said in a statement approving of the removal that Texans already have better options for healthcare.
Dyana Limon-Mercado, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, denounced Texas’ removal of Planned Parenthood from Medicaid as harming “healthcare access for the most vulnerable Texans.”
Last November, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling that said Texas and Louisiana could cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.