CNA Staff, Nov 24, 2020 / 10:05 am
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the authority of states to not fund abortion providers through Medicaid.
A majority opinion of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, issued Nov. 23, ruled that abortion providers and their customers could not challenge Texas' decision to withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the decision in a statement.
"Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research," Paxton stated.