Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled 11-5 that Texas can disqualify Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program. The favorable ruling follows a 2015 lawsuit when Texas stopped Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid reimbursements after undercover videos revealed the abortion giant trafficked baby body parts.
In their most recently reported fiscal year, Planned Parenthood received $616.8 million in government funding nationally, approximately 90% of which came from Medicaid reimbursements. Medicaid providers in Texas are required to follow Texas Medicaid policies and federal and state law. The Texas Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found Planned Parenthood violated federal regulations by altering abortion procedures to harvest baby body parts.