May 1, 2020

137 Members of Congress Urge Supreme Court to Keep Planned Parenthood from Using Federal Courts to Get Medicaid Funds

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On April 29, 137 members of Congress filed a brief with the Supreme Court asking them to keep third parties, such as Planned Parenthood, out of the decision-making process regarding which medical providers will be reimbursed with Medicaid funds.

Abortionists in states with pro-life governments have sued states in federal courts when state officials deemed that abortion businesses were not qualified to receive Medicaid funds. Circuit court judges have ruled on both sides of the issue. It is now up to the Supreme Court to determine which side of the circuit court opinions will stand.

“Planned Parenthood pulls in over a billion dollars a year, largely through Medicaid reimbursements, and the abortion giant has no qualms pursuing every penny of profit,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias. “It’s no surprise they are willing to go to court to keep their profit margin.”

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