Texas sues Planned Parenthood over $10M in Medicaid payments

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FILE – This April 19, 2019, file photo shows a Planned Parenthood building in Houston. Texas wants Planned Parenthood to return more than $10 million in payments for low-income patients under a lawsuit filed Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, years after Republican leaders moved to cut off Medicaid dollars to the abortion provider. (Godofredo A Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas wants Planned Parenthood to return more than $10 million in payments for low-income patients.

The lawsuit filed by Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday comes years after Republican leaders moved to cut off Medicaid dollars to the abortion provider.

The money Texas is seeking to recoup from Planned Parenthood paid for health care including cancer screenings, but not abortion services.

Planned Parenthood called the lawsuit “another political attack” in Texas, where most abortions have been banned since September under a new law.

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