(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel today issued a preliminary injunction saying the state can’t bar Planned Parenthood from offering services through the Medicaid Women’s Health Program, pending his final decision in the case.
Yeakel set a scheduling conference for May 18, at which he expects parties to be prepared to discuss a trial date.
Planned Parenthood is suing over the state’s decision to exclude clinics associated with abortion providers from the program, even though the clinics themselves don’t provide abortions.
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Planned Parenthood, which has been a big part of the program, said the provision violates its constitutional rights.