A Federal Judge Blocks Texas From Removing Planned Parenthood From Medicaid
It's only temporary, but a federal judge issued an order that blocks Texas officials from removing Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted a temporary restraining order in order to give himself time to review an eight-hour long undercover video taken by anti-abortion activists, according to KCEN.
The State wants to remove Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program because of the videos, which claim to show Planned Parenthood officials profiting from sales of fetal tissue for medical research. For its part, Planned Parenthood has denied any wrongdoing. The organization said it provides non-abortion services to around 11,000 low-income women in Texas every year through Medicaid.