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SCOTUS Asked to Weigh in on Medicaid Pay for Planned Parenthood

May 13, 2022, 1:45 PM

Medicaid recipients have no right to sue states to force them to pay patients’ chosen providers, such as those who perform abortions, an anti-abortion group told the US Supreme Court.

Americans United for Life joined South Carolina in calling on the justices to review a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit confirming that Planned Parenthood South Atlantic may retain its Medicaid provider status in the state.

The issue has been brewing in the federal appeals courts for some time and led to a circuit split. The Fifth and Eighth circuits have said that the Medicaid ...

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