Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Planned Parenthood is suing Texas know, being Texas.

Courtesy of Think Progress:  

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.


  1. Leland4:56 AM

    It is unfortunate that groups like this have to sue to get a fair shake. I would love to see the defendants in each of the cases pay a huge punitive fine.

    I follow these cases closely and will add this to the list.

  2. Anonymous5:31 AM

    You know because they're so pro-life and all.
    Pro-birth. Once you're out of the womb, you're on your own and "fuck you very much" is the GOP mantra.

    1. Anonymous11:36 AM

      ...until they want their votes. But the eighteen years in between, yeah, GFY kiddos.


  3. Hedgewytch8:00 AM

    PP should also be suing for defamation.

  4. Hopefully there will be huuuuge fines imposed on the defendants. However, are there judges in these states that will follow the law instead of their bogus religions?

    Few people know that PP provides services to men as well. Helll, all of the birth control they dispense is a boon to men!

  5. Good. Sue them. Win big. And when they refuse to pay or rescind take it all the way up to the Supremes. I'm pretty sure the Supremes will side with Planned Parenthood due to the lack of proof over wrongdoing and failure of due process on the part of the states.

    Take them to the cleaners and clean their clocks.


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