On Tuesday, federal Judge Sam Sparks blocked the state of Texas from cutting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood centers.
In January, Texas attempted to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood. A three-day hearing ensued, with Sparks issuing his ruling Tuesday.
Inspector General Stuart Bowen Jr. and the state’s decision came “without any evidence indicating an actual program violation warranting termination,” Sparks wrote in his 42-page ruling.
Despite the outcome, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claims he has plans to appeal: “Today’s decision is disappointing and flies in the face of basic human decency.”
During his campaign, President Trump said he would work to defund Planned Parenthood. In January, House Speaker Paul Ryan revealed that Republicans will move to strip all federal funding for Planned Parenthood as part of the process they are using to take down Obamacare.
Planned Parenthood claims most of its Medicaid funding goes to preventive health care, birth control, and pregnancy tests.
H/T: The Hill
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