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Balquinta v. Texas Department of State Health Services

Balquinta v. Texas Department of State Health Services

Challenge in state court to Texas rule prohibiting Planned Parenthood affiliates and other entities affiliated with abortion providers from participating in Texas's Medicaid Women’s Health Program as violating state law. In December 2012, a state district court denied plaintiffs’ request for a temporary restraining order. A hearing was scheduled for January 11, 2013. Current status: The request for a temporary injunction was again denied following the January 2013 hearing. (See the rule here.)