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Court: Louisiana Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood

Former Gov. Bobby Jindal ® last year cited anti-choice activists' widely discredited smear videos as the basis for removing Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid program

A federal appellate court on Wednesday rejected Lousiana’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, marking a victory for thousands of Medicaid patients and reproductive health access in the state.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction by a lower court, which had blocked the state Republicans’ attempt to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC).

Former Gov. Bobby Jindal ® last year cited anti-choice activists’ widely discredited smear videos as the basis for removing Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid program, saying Planned Parenthood doesn’t “represent the values” of the state.

Planned Parenthood and patients quickly sued, and a district court blocked the state’s defunding attempt—a decision the appellate panel affirmed on Wednesday.

In a 38-page decision, the three-judge panel wrote that the state failed to provide grounds for its claims that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast had committed fraud or misrepresentation. The panel wrote that the state “has simply pasted the labels of ‘fraud’ and ‘misrepresentations’ on PPGC’s conduct, and then insisted that these labels should insulate its termination actions from … challenges.”

Republican lawmakers in states across the country and in Congress have attempted to strip Planned Parenthood of funding amid baseless allegations by an anti-choice front group that the provider unlawfully sells fetal tissue.

Referencing the federal Medicaid statute’s free-choice-of-provider requirement, the appellate panel wrote that patients have the right to choose among a “range of qualified providers, without government interference,” and said the state hadn’t made its case that Planned Parenthood was unqualified.

The Obama administration last year warned states that defunding Planned Parenthood is likely illegal.

More than 5,000 Louisianans rely on Medicaid for health-care coverage at Planned Parenthood facilities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The facilities offer well-woman exams, cancer screenings, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, but do not offer abortion care, as Rewire has reported.

“For too long, politicians have tried to restrict Louisianans’ access to the care they need and deserve,” Melaney A. Linton, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, said in a statement Wednesday. “Today’s ruling affirms that Louisianans can continue to rely on Planned Parenthood, their trusted health care provider.”
https://rewire.news/article/2016/09/15/court-louisiana-cant-defund-planned-parenthood/

 

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Liberals will ALWAYS eventually win in the courtroom. Judges are educated. They are compelled to to base their decisions on reason. Is it democratic? Is the majority 'feeling' taken into account? NO. And it is good that it isn't. Most people are uneducated idiots. They'll do as they're told and like it.

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Liberals will ALWAYS eventually win in the courtroom. Judges are educated. They are compelled to to base their decisions on reason. Is it democratic? Is the majority 'feeling' taken into account? NO. And it is good that it isn't. Most people are uneducated idiots. They'll do as they're told and like it.

Texas needs to just take pph out of the budget and when the libs scream, say its a federal issue not a state issue,,, these states are waking up realizing they should all push it off to the feds who of course wont fund it.

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Texas needs to just take pph out of the budget and when the libs scream, say its a federal issue not a state issue,,, these states are waking up realizing they should all push it off to the feds who of course wont fund it.

 

Obama has already guaranteed funding for Planned Parenthood regardless of how the states feel about it. Hillary will double down on it.

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Liberals will ALWAYS eventually win in the courtroom. Judges are educated. They are compelled to to base their decisions on reason. Is it democratic? Is the majority 'feeling' taken into account? NO. And it is good that it isn't. Most people are uneducated idiots. They'll do as they're told and like it.

 

 

Obama has already guaranteed funding for Planned Parenthood regardless of how the states feel about it. Hillary will double down on it.

 

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