The national women’s health organization announced on Monday that it has filed suit against Texas for attempting to kick it out of the state’s Medicaid program.
Last month, Texas officials announced they intended to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics — saying that, in light of the videos, the group can’t be trusted to provide “medical services in a professionally competent, safe, legal and ethical manner.” Essentially, that means the group would no longer be reimbursed with state or federal Medicaid dollars for the health services it provides to low-income patients in the public health insurance program.
“By canceling Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract politicians are telling women where they can and cannot go for reproductive health care,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards — a native Texan herself — said in a series of tweets on Monday afternoon. “This is illegal, and a violation of federal law.”
Go get'em Cecile Richards!
Planned Parenthood is also suing Louisiana for similar reasons.
And of course they are also suing the Center for Medical Progress, the group that created those deceptive videos in the first place.
Perhaps if these lawsuits have the desired impact it will convince other states that they are on legally shaky ground by denying women access to reproductive health care.
By the way is anybody surprised that these states are also among those actively rejecting the Syrian refugees?
You know because they're so pro-life and all.