A state judge has ruled Texas can defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.
Siding with state officials, a judge in Travis County declined Planned Parenthood’s bid to block state officials from removing the abortion company from the state Medicaid program.
State District Judge Lora Livingston said Planned Parenthood did not prove its contention that state officials failed to provide proper notice in January when it gave Planned Parenthood until February 4th that it would no longer be included in the taxpayer-funded program.
“This decision is not made lightly. In the light of the ongoing public health crisis, the risks of the individual losing health care and medical attention requires increased attention and scrutiny,” Livingston wrote in an order denying Planned Parenthood’s requested injunction.
Judge Livington said Planned Parenthood must pursue its litigation that it already filed in federal court.
“The merits of their claims must be determined by the federal courts,” she wrote.
Medicaid is the largest stream of taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, and, in Texas, that funding was supposed to be… keep reading>>