The Big Conversation:
Planned Parenthood has scored a rare, if brief, victory in Texas.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday blocked the state from excluding the health care provider from the state's Medicaid Women's Health Program. A rule pushed by Texas Republicans would have removed 49 Planned Parenthood clinics from the program starting today.
Yeakel said the removal of Planned Parenthood from the program would put thousands of low-income Texas women at risk of losing services like cervical and breast cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing.
“The record demonstrates that plaintiffs currently provide a critical ...