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Even after Planned Parenthood stopped performing abortions, Texas is still trying to shut it down

Planned Parenthood has managed to stay open in Texas despite the state’s best efforts to shut it down. But a lawsuit in front of a conservative judge poses an existential threat.

AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 8: Dr. Amna Dermish, chief operating and medical services officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas poses for a portrait in an exam room in the Planned Parenthood offices in Austin, Texas on August 8, 2023. (Montinique Monroe for The Texas Tribune)

Early efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 8: Files at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Austin, Texas on August 8, 2023. (Montinique Monroe for The Texas Tribune)

Removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 8: Dr. Amna Dermish, chief operating and medical services officer at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas and  Melissa Lynn, a nurse practitioner at the Waco clinic, discuss ultrasounds at Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Austin, Texas on August 8, 2023. (Montinique Monroe for The Texas Tribune)
In a still image from a video, Matthew Kacsmaryk, deputy counsel for the First Liberty Institute, answers questions during his nomination hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13, 2017.

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