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Planned Parenthood Targeted Again

In 2022, a meritless lawsuit was brought against Texas' three nonprofit Planned Parenthood affiliates (Planned Parenthood Greater Texas, Gulf Coast and South Texas) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America by impeached Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the State of Texas and a "John Doe." Following oral arguments on August 15, 2023, this case will advance through the federal court in Amarillo, Texas under Trump-appointed Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk.

This page will have the latest updates on this meritless case, including the specific steps Planned Parenthood takes to protect access to the essential sexual and reproductive healthcare, education and advocacy that Texans have trusted for nearly 90 years in Texas.

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Background on Meritless Case

This $1.8 BILLION lawsuit falsely alleges that Planned Parenthood defrauded the state’s Medicaid system by receiving reimbursements for birth control, cancer screenings and other basic healthcare services we provided to thousands of Texans who rely on Medicaid for essential healthcare. Let’s be clear: Planned Parenthood did not commit Medicaid fraud.

In fact, patients were served during the period in question with the explicit permission of state and federal court orders. The State of Texas knew our health centers were providing the services, reimbursed us for the services, and never asked us to repay the state until filing this lawsuit years later. This is yet another politically motivated attempt by the State of Texas and anti-abortion extremists who are abusing their power to try to strip Texans’ access to sexual and reproductive healthcare.