Abortion | Planned Parenthood wins suit over law blocking Medicaid payments
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/21/16, 11:14 am
A federal judge Thursday blocked a Mississippi law that prohibited Medicaid payments to any healthcare provider that offers abortions.
Two Planned Parenthood affiliates in Mississippi filed suit against the law, which blocked all Medicaid funding, including payments for non-abortion services such as birth control, to any facility affiliated with an abortion provider. Neither of the Planned Parenthood centers that sued perform abortions.