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Planned Parenthood Asks Judge to Block Medicaid Cuts by Texas

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood filed an application for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction late Friday night asking the judge in the litigation over Medicaid cuts to prevent Texas from defunding Medicaid to the abortion provider. Officials in Texas took action after gruesome videos filmed at various Planned Parenthood facilities, including the mega-abortion facility in Houston, Texas were released.

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Planned Parenthood ‘Violated Law’, Says Texas

The State of Texas gave Planned Parenthood the boot on Tuesday saying it would no longer allow it to participate in the Medicaid program in the Lone Star State. The agency supervising the program ripped the abortion provider for its stated violations of state and federal law and ethics, including deviating from acceptable medical standards and procedures to procure research samples, and stated “a willingness to charge more than the costs incurred for procuring fetal tissue.”

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Charge Against Pro-Life Planned Parenthood Videomaker Dropped

One of the charges against the pro-life Planned Parenthood video maker has been dropped. Lawyers for David Daleiden provided Breitbart Texas with a copy of the order from the Harris County criminal court judge dropping the Class A misdemeanor charge for prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs.

David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last week, addresses the media with attorney's Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Houston. Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable …

New York Times Tries to Tell Texas What to Do, Defends Planned Parenthood

The New York Times published an editorial today saying that the Harris County, Texas, indictments of the two individuals who took videos of executives at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston “should cause politicians to back away from an anti-abortion group that will stop at nothing to attack Planned Parenthood.”

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Texas Leaders Respond to Indictments of Pro-life Activists

A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, has declined to take any action against Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast but has indicted the two people who took undercover videos. Texas leaders responded to the indictments of the pro-life activists by vowing to continue their investigation into the practices at Texas abortion facilities.

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Ted Cruz Urges States To Follow Texas’ Lead in Ending Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funding

A statement released by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) office notes that, in keeping with the governor’s LIFE initiative to increase protections for unborn children and block the sale of baby body parts, the state’s Office of Inspector General at Texas Health and Human Services Commission issued a letter terminating Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood in the state. Presidential contender Ted Cruz is cheering the decision.

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DOJ: Bobby Jindal’s Decision To Strip Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funds Violates Federal Law

In a court filing that appears to support Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit days before the Jindal administration and Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) head to federal court over the decision, the DOJ said Jindal’s administration has not adequately shown why the abortion provider’s contract should be terminated, and that the decision violates laws that allow Medicaid patients to choose their own medical doctors, reports nola.com. PPGC is asking the court for a temporary restraining order against the Jindal administration’s decision to cut its federal funding.

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