The Texas Tribune reports:
The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, seeking $10 million in Medicaid payments issued to the health care provider since 2017.
This is the latest in the state’s yearslong battle to remove Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider in Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott first vowed to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding in 2015, after the release of a heavily edited and subsequently debunked undercover video that suggested abortion providers at Planned Parenthood illegally sold fetal tissue for profit.
At the time, Planned Parenthood received $3.1 million from Medicaid to provide family planning and women’s health services to low-income Texans. Those services were separate from the group’s abortion services, which receive no public funding.
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