Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, Inc. v. Smith

Pro-life activists pose as reps from fetal tissue company, surreptitiously record videos at Planned Parenthood. Texas officials: The videos revealed “numerous violations of generally accepted standards of medical practice,” so no more Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood. District court: Can’t do that. Fifth Circuit (including a picture of what seems to be fetal tissue): The district court needs to take a second look with more deference to Texas officials’ findings. (Moreover, contra the district court, the videos were not deceptively edited. See footnote six.)

Tags: 2019, Abortion, Deference, Fifth Circuit, Funding

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