Challenge in federal court to Texas rule prohibiting Planned Parenthood affiliates and other entities affiliated with abortion providers from participating in Texas’ Medicaid Women’s Health Program. In May 2012, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a U.S. District Court decision granting a preliminary injunction preventing the law from going into effect. Current Status: In August 2012, the Fifth Circuit lifted the injunction and allowed the law to go into effect pending the outcome of the case. In October 2012, the full Fifth Circuit refused to rehear the case. (See the rule here. See the district court opinion here. See the Fifth Circuit's May order here. See the Fifth Circuit's August order here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.