Decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood put on hold again

Decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood put on hold again
Decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood put on hold again (Source: Planned Parenthood)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas’ longtime effort to end Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood is on hold again.

A judge in Austin on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the state from moving ahead for now.

Planned Parenthood says more than 8,000 low-income residents would lose access to non-abortion health services at its clinics if Texas succeeds.

Opponents of legal abortion have long sought to deny federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.

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