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Judge pauses Texas’ plan to end Planned Parenthood funding

The Planned Parenthood administrative and medical facility in Houston.
The Planned Parenthood administrative and medical facility in Houston.(Hourick / Wikimedia)
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 9:41 AM CST
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ longtime effort to end Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood is on hold again.

A judge in Austin on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the state from moving ahead for now.

Planned Parenthood says more than 8,000 low-income residents would lose access to non-abortion health services at its clinics if Texas succeeds.

Opponents of legal abortion have long sought to deny federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.

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