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Planned Parenthood Denied Injunction
Judge questions likelihood that provider will prevail in suit
DAILY News  January 11, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...After a day-long hearing, Travis County Judge Stephen Yelenosky today denied Planned Parenthood a temporary injunction, allowing the state to continue operating, for now, the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program that excludes the nonprofit...."

Planned Parenthood Files New Suit Against Texas
PP says shouldn't be banned from state-run program
DAILY News  December 11, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...As a tumultuous year in women's health draws to a close, Planned Parenthood is turning up the heat on Texas, today filing a new lawsuit that challenge the state's move to ban the nonprofit from participation in a state-run and funded Texas Women's Health Program...."

State Can Ban Planned Parenthood from New Texas Women's Health Program – For Now
Injunction hearing scheduled for January
DAILY News  December 31, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...A visiting district judge today declined to grant a temporary restraining order, thus clearing the way for Texas to ban Planned Parenthood from its new Texas Women's Health Program, slated to begin tomorrow, Jan. 1...."

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Exclusion
The provider claims the state is breaking federal law
DAILY News  November 23, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Planned Parenthood has filed suit against the state of Texas over its decision to exclude the reproductive health provider from the Medicaid program...."

State Cuts Medicaid for Planned Parenthood
State claims "misconduct" in undercover, dubious sting videos
DAILY News  October 19, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...This morning, Governor Greg Abbott announced the state will end Medicaid enrollment for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers...."

Planned Parenthood Out, But Docs Can Still Discuss Abortion in New Texas Women's Health Program
HHSC relaxes abortion gag rule
DAILY News  October 19, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Final rules for the Texas Women's Health Program exclude Planned Parenthood, relax rules covering provider discussions of abortion, and include funding for treatment of sexually-transmitted infections. And, if the state can line up enough providers, the new program will launch Nov..."

Texas Sends Final Notice to Kick Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Planned Parenthood says: We'll see you in court
DAILY News  December 20, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Texas officials have followed through with their months-long promise to boot Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid...."

Abbott Launches Investigation Into Planned Parenthood
Texas GOP jump to attack PP after sting videos surface
DAILY News  July 24, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...As if Texas lawmakers have not done enough to eviscerate Planned Parenthood, they now plan to launch a full-scale investigation into the nationally affiliated health care network’s business practices based on heavily edited and misleading videos...."

After Cutting Medicaid, State Raids Planned Parenthood
Provider may seek legal recourse
DAILY News  October 23, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Just three days after state officials cavalierly announced they would cut off Planned Parenthood from Medicaid enrollment, representatives of the inspector general’s office at the Health and Human Services Commission stormed affiliate clinics in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Brownsville unannounced, demanding thousands of documents...."

Amplify Austin 2015: Planned Parenthood Does It All
Another in our series of first-person endorsements to Amplify
DAILY News  March 4, 2015, by Casey Rochester
"...Planned Parenthood has gotten a lot of press lately, but how much do you know about Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas's involvement in the local community?..."

Without Planned Parenthood, Texas Women's Health in Jeopardy
GWU considers impact of ban on PP from Women's Health Program
DAILY News  October 17, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...If the state goes through with its plan to cut Planned Parenthood out of the Women's Health Program when the new state-run version of the program comes online on Nov. 1, women's access to affordable care will suffer, according to a George Washington University study released late last week...."

Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid Could be Illegal
Feds: Booting PP from Medicaid puts important health care at risk
DAILY News  October 28, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...The federal government is stepping into the state’s decision to end Medicaid enrollment for Planned Parenthood clinics...."

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program
Under new budget deal, Planned Parenthood ousted from life-saving cancer program
News Story  May 28, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Low-income, insured women would no longer be able to turn to Planned Parenthood for state-supported breast and cervical cancer screenings, under a recently negotiated state budget compromise...."

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program
Under new budget, Planned Parenthood removed from cancer program
DAILY News  May 21, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Low-income, insured women would no longer be able to turn to Planned Parenthood for state-supported breast and cervical cancer screenings, under a newly released budget compromise...."

State Cannot Ban Planned Parenthood and Keep Federal Funds for Women's Health Program
State-funded WHP set to begin Jan. 1
DAILY News  December 22, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...A federal court in Waco Friday denied the state an injunction that would allow it to receive Medicaid dollars to fund the healthcare providers it believes should be a part of the Women's Health Program, and to deny funds to Planned Parenthood if it so chooses...."

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.
Study: Lege's family planning cuts led to an increase in abortion
DAILY News  July 12, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...With the goal of eliminating abortion, Texas Republicans have stripped Planned Parenthood of funding and steadily obstructed patient access to care over the past few years. Turns out, their ideological, anti-choice crusade is having the opposite effect..."

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
State determined to have provided "no evidence" of wrongdoing
DAILY News  February 21, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Austin-based U.S. Federal District Judge Sam Sparks blocked Texas health officials from kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid on Tuesday, writing that the action would stand against federal law and cause irreparable injury to the 12,000 low-income Texas women who visit the reproductive health provider...."

HHSC Says Texas Women's Health Program Just Fine Without Planned Parenthood
Report shows increase capacity after PP ban
DAILY News  January 8, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...Just a week after the new state-run and financed Texas Women's Health Program began operation, the Health and Human Services Commission on Monday released a report declaring that the state has expanded its capacity to serve low-income women now that Planned Parenthood has been banned from participation...."

Federal Judge (Temporarily) Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid
Medicaid removal will not take effect until at least Feb. 21
DAILY News  January 19, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Following a three-day hearing that concluded Thursday afternoon, U.S. Judge Sam Sparks granted a temporary injunction blocking Texas officials from removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program until at least Feb..."

Study: Less Contraception, More Medicaid Births After Planned Parenthood Ban
Where contraception access is strained, Medicaid births rise
DAILY News  February 3, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...What happens when you boot Planned Parenthood out of a preventative health program? Less access to contraception and more taxpayer funded births, according to new research...."

Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood, Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists
Center for Medical Progress members face second-degree felony charge
DAILY News  January 25, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...After two months of review, a Harris County grand jury chose not to indict Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast over allegations of unlawful misconduct on Monday – they did, however, indict two anti-abortion activists involved in making the allegations against the reproductive health provider...."

Planned Parenthood Fights Texas in Court to Save Medicaid
Providers say Medicaid exclusion would be "devastating"
DAILY News  January 18, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Planned Parenthood affiliates are in court this week to halt state officials’ plans to boot the provider from Medicaid, as promised last month...."

Abbott to Trump: Pay Us Money We Lost for Excluding Planned Parenthood
Texas guv sends a "pretty please" to the president
DAILY News  January 25, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...After not hearing back from the Centers for Medi­care and Medicaid on his request to recoup millions that Texas lost after banning Planned Parenthood from a women’s health program last year, Gov. Greg Abbott is now appealing directly to our anti-choice president, hoping he’ll bend the rules...."

News Roundup: Planned Parenthood, Piñatas, & Pink Bikinis
City Council goes long
DAILY News  October 19, 2015, by the News Staff
"...In this week's News Roundup, Austin stands with Planned Parenthood, even though Texas doesn't; CM Don Zimmerman displays his usual courtesy and compassion; not everyone welcomes a cat cafe; and more...."

Planned Parenthood Announces Imminent Closure of East Texas Abortion Clinic
Cites onerous restrictions of HB 2
DAILY News  July 18, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast today announced that it would close three clinics in eastern Texas, including its abortion facility in Bryan, which PPGC President Melaney Linton said is directly attributable to the provisions of House Bill 2, signed into law today by Gov. Rick Perry...."

Lawmakers Might Not Like Planned Parenthood, But Voters Do
The war on women's health continues at the Capitol
DAILY News  May 16, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...Republican lawmakers might not like Planned Parenthood, or funding family-planning health services – but Texas voters do...."

When You Say 'Planned Parenthood' You Say 'Abortion,' Court Rules
State may regulate speech in Women's Health Program
DAILY News  August 22, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Ruling that the district court "gave insufficient attention" to Texas' "authority to subsidize speech of its choosing" within the Women's Health Program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned the lower court decision that banned the state from blocking Planned Parenthood as a participant in the health program for uninsured women...."

FIfth Circuit Lifts Stay, Planned Parenthood Remains in WHP...For Now
Three-judge panel reverses stay
DAILY News  May 4, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this afternoon lifted the stay imposed by Judge Jerry Smith, which would ban Planned Parenthood from participation in the Women's Health Program..."

Austin's Planned Parenthood Loses State Funding
Among a host of providers losing all state funds
DAILY News  August 26, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...As predicted, a host of family planning providers – including Planned Parenthood – have lost all state funding as a result of lawmakers' draconian cuts to the budget traditionally used to provide low-income and uninsured women with access to basic reproductive health care...."

Abortion Services Restored at South Austin Planned Parenthood
Doctor now has admitting privileges, as required by HB2
DAILY News  November 22, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...The post-House Bill 2 world is decidedly bleak for women in need of legal abortion care, but today there's a bit of good news for those women: Planned Parenthood's South Austin surgical center is back in business...."

Is Planned Parenthood Threatening State's Right of Free Speech?
Group says PP dilutes Texas' pro-life message for women
DAILY News  May 22, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...If Texas has to allow Planned Parenthood to provide women with health services under the Women's Health Program, how can it also get across a pro-life message?..."

Report: WHP Planned Parenthood Ban Puts Patients in Jeopardy
GWU report questions HHSC analysis of ban
DAILY News  May 3, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Community health centers will have to expand significantly in order to compensate for the exclusion of Planned Parenthood clinics from the Women's Health Program, according to a new report released by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy at George Washington University...."

Planned Parenthood Still in the Women's Health Program...For Now
Travis County judge issues temporary injunction
DAILY News  November 8, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Travis County District Judge Stephen Yelenosky Thursday afternoon granted a temporary injunction barring the state from enforcing a rule that would keep Planned Parenthood from participating in the Women's Health Program until a trial on the merits of the case can be held in December...."

Fifth Circuit Blocks WHP Ruling in Favor of Planned Parenthood
Single judge agrees to late-night stay
DAILY News  May 1, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...In a late-night ruling, a single judge of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Jerry Smith, issued an emergency stay of yesterday's ruling in federal district court that the state would not be allowed, at least for the time being, to exclude Planned Parenthood from participation in the Women's Health Program...."

Planned Parenthood Wins Preliminary Injunction
Court ruling bars state from excluding PP from WHP
DAILY News  April 30, 2012
"...Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel today ruled in favor of nine Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas that sought to block the state from going forward with a new rule that would ban their ability to provide services as part of the successful Women's Health Program...."

Targeting Planned Parenthood, State Hurts Texas Women
Small fraction of women in need will get services
DAILY News  January 18, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...For the first time in nearly 40 years, Austin's Downtown Planned Parenthood clinic has been shut out of federal pass-through funding used to serve thousands of local low-income and uninsured clients...."

The State's Planned Parenthood Trap
Plans to ban PP from Women's Health may be a problem
DAILY News  June 8, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...Tomorrow (Thursday) the Health and Human Services Commission Medical Care Advisory Committee is set to hear public input on a proposed rule that would eliminate Planned Parenthood from providing services under the successful Women's Health Program...."

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
Hearing concludes Thursday, with a ruling expected before the weekend
DAILY News  January 19, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...State witnesses failed to present any proof showing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast violated the law or altered abortion procedures for fetal tissue research purposes during the second day of court hearings challenging Texas officials’ decision to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, including Austin centers. While some witnesses offered by the state attempted to cast Planned Parenthood employees as unethical, based on anti-choice highly edited video, their personal histories of ideologically opposing Planned Parenthood and most abortion procedures called into question their objectivity and judgment as witnesses...."

Defund Planned Parenthood ... Jeopardize Lives
Lege contemplates cutting funding for cancer screenings
News Story  February 12, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"..."After Bailey died, I promised I wouldn't let something like that happen to me," said Norman. A friend referred her to Planned Parenthood Waco – her first visit to the reproductive health network in more than two decades – where she received a Pap test through the Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program..."

Medicaid Patients Face a Future Without Planned Parenthood
“I don’t know where I would go”
News Story  February 16, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...That made her anxious when she'd see doctors. Her group home roommates arranged an appointment for her at Planned Parenthood's North Aus­tin center..."

Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Numbers show decline in clients served
DAILY News  October 17, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...The budget cuts were aimed at eliminating Planned Parenthood from receiving any funding to provide family planning services. That has worked – and has forced a number of other providers to close up shop too..."

LegeLand: Defunding Planned Parenthood
Abbott clears path to undermining Planned Parenthood
News Story  February 25, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...A pair of rulings from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott seems to set the stage for Texas lawmakers to exclude Planned Parenthood from participation in the successful Women's Health Program, which in 2008 alone saved the state more than $40 million in health-related costs...."

Lege Bills Target Local Planned Parenthood Office
Latest attack rooted in faulty logic
News Story  August 3, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Since 1973, the Planned Parenthood clinic on the corner of East Seventh and Chicon has stood as a valuable health resource to generations of Austinites. The city-owned building gets leased to the clinic for a nominal fee – $1 a year – an arrangement approved by City Council that allows the provider to focus its costs on serving the community..."

CodePink Red After Albright's Planned Parenthood Soiree
Peace activists unwelcome at speech by former secretary of state
News Story  November 6, 2009, by Michael King
"...Madeleine Albright has come and gone, trailing diplomatic bons mots and twinkling brooches, now famous for her "jewel box diplomacy" and her book on the subject (Read My Pins: Stories From a Diplomat's Jewel Box). She also left in her wake some disgruntled peace activists, who say the former secretary of state got a free ethics pass from Planned Parenthood while they got the bum's rush..."

Planned Parenthood Slashed Again
While patients lose health care, the state dumps money on unprepared clinics
News Story  October 6, 2006, by Jordan Smith
"...Bob Deuell, R-Greenville) required DSHS to allocate "up to" $10 million in family-planning dollars first to "Federally Qualified Health Centers" – community clinics that provide a host of health services to uninsured and/or indigent clients, in addition to family-planning services. But Rider 81 hadn't gone into effect until partway through FY 06, and a full funding year of cuts would not be in place until FY 07, so Planned Parenthood was expecting the worst...."

Planned Parenthood Says Its Future Is Set in Stone
News Story  November 14, 2003, by Amy Smith
"...A week after Planned Parenthood lost its prime contractor to an intense anti-abortion campaign designed to kill construction of a new facility, the nonprofit group announced it would take matters into its own hands to see through the completion of the flagship office. "We are going to become our own general contractor," Executive Director Glenda Parks told a crowd of about 500 Monday at the group's annual public affairs luncheon at the Four Seasons..."

Planned Parenthood Affiliates To Merge
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas will include 26 clinics from DFW to Austin
News Story  April 27, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Three of the state's nine Planned Parenthood affiliates – covering North Texas, Waco, and Austin – announced last week that they would merge operations to create the nation's eighth-largest PP affiliate, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, an organization that will run 26 clinics across the state with a $29 million yearly budget. The merger had been in the pipeline for months before the boards of the three affiliates, including Austin's Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, voted to join forces..."

Planned Parenthood Wins Round 1
A federal judge halts (temporarily) the state's plans to deny funding to Planned Parenthood for nonabortion services
News Story  August 8, 2003, by Lauri Apple
"...U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks has granted a preliminary injunction to six state Planned Parenthood affiliates suing the Texas Dept..."

Planned Parenthood in the WHP: On Again, Off Again
Judge thinks it's unlikely Texas will be able to justify the rule banning PP from the Women's Health Program
News Story  May 4, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...At press time, 49 of the state's Planned Parenthood clinics – and thousands of clients who rely on their services – were waiting to find out whether the state would be allowed to ban them from serving women enrolled in the Women's Health Program. On April 30, federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the PP clinics should be allowed to continue delivering services – which they've done for the last five years as the WHP's largest provider of basic health care and family planning services – until a trial on the merits of a lawsuit on the issue can be heard..."

Texas vs. Planned Parenthood
News Story  January 18, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...On Jan. 11, after a daylong hearing, Travis County Judge Stephen Yelenosky denied Planned Parenthood a temporary injunction, allowing the state to continue operating, for now, the state-funded Texas Women's Health Program that excludes the nonprofit..."

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