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Texas’ Termination of Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid Funds Blocked

A federal judge issued an order on Thursday temporarily blocking the State of Texas from terminating Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid funding. Planned Parenthood sued the State in an effort to regain access to the funds stripped by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

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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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Texas DA on Hotseat for Jailing Rape Victim to Ensure Testimony

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson is on the political hotseat for jailing a sexual assault victim in order to ensure her testimony. The victim had a breakdown on the witness stand and was sent to a mental hospital but the DA jailed her after she was released.

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 …

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.

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Justice Delayed in Texas for Anti-Planned Parenthood Video Maker, Says Attorney

Lawyers for the indicted Planned Parenthood undercover video journalists were in court in Harris County Friday and they are infuriated that justice is being delayed. Lawyers for David Daleiden filed motions to quash his indictments two weeks ago and they still have not been heard. Pretrial diversion deals were rejected weeks ago.

Hundreds of demonstrators gather outside the governor's mansion in St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, in a protest calling for Governor Mark Dayton to defund and investigate Planned Parenthood. St. Paul police diverted traffic to accommodate the large crowd. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Only Easter Message from Planned Parenthood: ‘Stop the Investigations’

The only Easter message from Planned Parenthood on Sunday morning asked people to sign a petition to “stop the investigations” into “PP health centers” and included “#StandWithPP.” As of the time of publication, neither @PPact or @PPFA had tweeted out any message for this Easter day.

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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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Planned Parenthood Gets Another Reprieve From Federal Judge in Louisiana

A federal judge in Baton Rouge says Louisiana must continue to fund Planned Parenthood affiliates in that state for 14 more days. The ruling involves a lawsuit filed by the abortion business over Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent order to terminate its Medicaid funding according to the state’s contract.

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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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Bobby Jindal Revs Up Investigation into Planned Parenthood in Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has requested that his state’s Inspector General participate in an investigation into Planned Parenthood in the wake of the release of an undercover video that revealed the abortion giant has been engaged in the practice of harvesting aborted baby parts for sale.