Planned Parenthood Files Suit Against Texas In State Court

Earlier today, the Fifth Circuit federal appellate court denied Texas Planned Parenthood’s request for a re-hearing before the full bench regarding the Texas Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to defund Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state. In a press release, Planned Parenthood has just announced that state affiliates have now filed a lawsuit in Texas state court to halt the new HHS rule, claiming that that the provision makes the state’s Women’s Health Program ineligible for federal matching funds and thus violates the Texas Human Resources Code.