Federal Appeals Court Rules Louisiana Can’t Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

Photo Credit: Charlotte Cooper

Photo Credit: Charlotte Cooper

NEW ORLEANS, La. — A federal appeals panel, all comprised of Republican-nominated judges, has ruled that officials in Louisiana can’t block the abortion giant Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Medicaid program because it denies women “free choice” of healthcare providers.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court injunction on Wednesday, stating that there was no good reason to terminate Planned Parenthood’s inclusion in the program.

It noted that then-Gov. Bobby Jindal had revoked the funding “because Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the State of Louisiana in regards to respecting human life,” but said that under the law, a “state may not exclude a provider simply based on the scope of services it provides.”

Written by Heather Clark  

Full report at Christian News  

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